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Near Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Pony Express

1860-1861

— 1960-1961 —

 
 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Camero, July 22, 2006
1. The Pony Express Marker
Inscription.  From April, 1860, to October, 1861, Fort Laramie was a major post on the Pony Express route between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service - National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsForts and Castles. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1860.
 
Location. 42° 12.233′ N, 104° 33.45′ W. Marker is near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker can be reached from County Road 53. The plaque is attached to an obelisk located at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. The obelisk is situated on the sidewalk that connects the parking area to the Fort. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Pony Express (here, next to this marker); Fort Laramie (a few steps from this marker); Transcontinental Telegraph (a few steps from this marker); A Father’s Grief . . . A Soldier’s Honor
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Sutler’s House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sutler’s Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bedlam (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Laramie National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
More about this marker. The plaque is one of several attached to the obelisk.
 
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The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Camero, July 22, 2006
2. The Pony Express Marker
Pony Express plaque is mounted on this obelisk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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