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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 #2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Camero, July 22, 2006
1. The Pony Express Marker #2
Inscription.  120 celebrated riders rode 650,000 miles with only one rider killed by Indians, one schedule not completed and one mail lost.

Russell • Majors • Waddell
Founders • Owners • Operators
 
Erected by National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail series list.
 
Location. 42° 12.233′ N, 104° 33.45′ W. Marker is near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker is on 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

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steps from this marker); A Father’s Grief . . . A Soldier’s Honor (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.
 
Pony Express plaque is mounted on this obelisk. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Camero, July 22, 2006
2. 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 695 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 3, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois.   2. submitted on November 4, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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