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

Overland City

 
 
Overland City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
1. Overland City Marker
Inscription.  Original home station
Apr. 3, 1860 - Nov. 20, 1861

Reverse
"The Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company" started using the Platte River route from Leavenworth, Kansas to Denver, Colorado by August of 1859. A new station was built here at the Junction serving both Salt Lake City going to the northwest and Denver to the southwest. Located 1,212 feet north, "Julesburg" was named after Jules Beni their first station agent.

In February of 1860 a new company known as "The Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company". The future Pony Express Company took over all of the assets and routes of the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company.

Due to trouble with Jules, he was fired and the new company changed the name of the station to "Overland City". By 1862, the station name was again known as "Julesburg"!
 
Erected 2007 by In Search of the Pony Express Station Marker.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1860.
 
Location. 40° 56.329′ N, 102° 

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21.704′ W. Marker is in Julesburg, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on County Route 28, 6 miles west of U.S. 385, on the right when traveling west. 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. Julesburg in Ashes (here, next to this marker); A Moving Story (here, next to this marker); Neither Rain Nor Sleet (here, next to this marker); Old Julesburg (here, next to this marker); Fort Sedgwick, Colorado Territory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hard Duty on the Plains (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Campsites and River Crossings (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sugar Town (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Julesburg.
 
Overland City Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
2. Overland City Marker - Reverse
National Pony Express Centennial Association Trail marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
3. National Pony Express Centennial Association Trail marker
Pony Express image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
4. Pony Express
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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