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Glenbrook in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Friday’s Added Station

 
 
Friday's Added Station Marker, Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 17, 2006
1. Friday's Added Station Marker, Front
Inscription.  
(back) The Pony Express Started on April 3, 1860. The original route from Johnson Pass (Echo Summit) to Genoa went through Hope Valley to Woodfords Station.

On May 14, 1860 the new toll road over Daggett Pass opened to foot and horse traffic and was no used by the Pony Express through Lake Valley. Known as the Kingsbury Grade and built by David Kingsbury and John McDonald it was opened to wagon traffic on August 14, 1860.

A new station was needed and “Friday’s” Station was used. This 320 acre site was first owned by Martin K. “Friday” Burke and John Washington Small. The station site can be seen across Highway 50 (the two story wood frame while building). It is 1,070 feet from here on a bearing of sixty degrees true north. © 2004 Joe Nardone

(front) In Search of the Pony Express Station Marker • Dedicated May 15, 2004 • Friday’s Added Station • May 14, 1860 – Nov. 20, 1861 • By Lynds Family, James Stretesky, Dave & Pat Miller, Tahoe Heritage Foundation, Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Brooks Park ~ “Vision and Integrity,” Pony Express Trail Association.

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Wally, Roseanna, Joe & Alex Lourdeaux; Tom & Kay Park Seeliger; Margaret Pruett Family; Gordon & Suzanne Depaoli; W. Bruce & Nancy Park; William Schatz & Judith Grutter; Alan & Jeanne Park Blach and Family; Family of Albert & Mildred Lourdeaux; Sam & Rosie Borges with sons Dean, Don, David & Dwight; Chris, Joanne, Colton & Raquel Marchesseault; Paul Golde & Family; Anne & Jerry Johnson Family; Pioneering Celio Family; Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course; Larry & Michelle Reilly; Margie & Jerry Dalim Family; Lakeside Inn and Casino; Adelea & L.E. “Nel’s” Nelson; Heavenly Mountain Resort; Robert & Marie Robinette; Malcom & Helga Campbell; Ben & Dolores Ehrler.
 
Erected 2004.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 3, 1860.
 
Location. 38° 57.847′ N, 119° 56.345′ W. Marker is in Glenbrook, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on US Highway 50 (U.S. 50) near Lake Parkway, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenbrook NV 89413, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pony Express (approx.
Friday's Added Station Marker, Back image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 17, 2006
2. Friday's Added Station Marker, Back
0.3 miles away); Pony Express State Line Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lakeside Beach History (approx. 0.7 miles away in California); Jack’s Ranch (approx. 0.7 miles away in California); Henry Van Sickle (approx. 0.7 miles away in California).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Pony Express. Gold Rush Chronicles website entry (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Pony Express National Historic Trail. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Friday's Added Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 17, 2006
3. Friday's Added Station Marker
Friday’s Added Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 7, 2013
4. Friday’s Added Station Marker
Marker is partially concealed from view among the thick shrubbery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,048 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on October 25, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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