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Julesburg in Sedgwick County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Pony Express Trail

1860 -1861

 
 
The Pony Express Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
1. The Pony Express Trail Marker
Inscription.  The first Pony Express trip between St. Joseph and San Francisco was 1943 miles. This first trip took 10 days. The Pony Express operated from April 3, 1860 to November 20, 1861. The trail was located 1100 feet North and Overland City was 6 miles West.

Original owners and operators: Russell • Majors • Waddell

Presidents: 1860 - Buchanan • 1861 - Lincoln
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1935.
 
Location. 40° 57.976′ N, 102° 15.095′ W. Marker is in Julesburg, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is at the intersection of Interstate 76 and U.S. 385 on Interstate 76. Marker is at the Colorado Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Julesburg CO 80737, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Days of the Buffalo (here, next to this marker); Colorado's Wildlife Story (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Colorado (here, next to this marker);

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Overland City (Julesburg) Pony Express Riders (within shouting distance of this marker); Prairie Home Companions (approx. 0.6 miles away); Devil’s Dive / The Italian Underground (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Town that Wouldn't Die (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fourth Julesburg (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Julesburg.
 
The Pony Express Trail Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
2. The Pony Express Trail Statue
The Pony Express Trail Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
3. The Pony Express Trail Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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