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Great Salt Lake City Station

 
 
Great Salt Lake City Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
1. Great Salt Lake City Station Marker
Inscription.  
This monument marks the site of the Great Salt Lake City station of the Pony Express, St. Joseph Mo. - Sacramento Cal., inaugurated April 3, 1860.
 
Erected 1931 by Pony Express National Trail Association, and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series lists.
 
Location. 40° 45.936′ N, 111° 53.454′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on Main Street north of 200 S, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 163 S Main St, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Bank Building (here, next to this marker); Salt Lake Herald Building (a few steps from this marker); Herald Building (a few steps from this marker); The Pony Express (within
Pony Express Marker Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Pony Express Marker Monument
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shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Salt Lake Tribune (within shouting distance of this marker); Commercial Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capitol Theatre (about 500 feet away); The Old Clock (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in front of the historic First National Bank Building (1870s). The marker was originally placed in front of the now-raized Salt Lake Tribune building at 145 S Main Street. It was moved further south along Main Street during a road beatification project during the 1970s, and no longer sits at the site of the Salt Lake House. The monument also contains a newer plaque marking the Centennial of the Pony Express.
 
Centennial Trail Marker Plaque with Original Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
3. Centennial Trail Marker Plaque with Original Plaque
The top plaque was placed when the monument was originally erected. The lower plaque was placed to commemorate the Centennial of the Pony Express.
Pony Express Marker Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
4. Pony Express Marker Plaque
Official Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, April 14, 2019
5. Official Marker
Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2022, by Jacob Oscarson of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   5. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 7, 2022