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Dayton in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Pony Express

1860 - 1861 ** 1960 – 1961

 
 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
1. The Pony Express Marker
Inscription.  Dayton was an important point on the Pony Express route. The site of the old station is approximately 200 yards northwest near the old firehouse.
 
Erected by the Nevada Pony Express Centennial Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail series list.
 
Location. 39° 14.172′ N, 119° 35.36′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Dayton Valley Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is on the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton NV 89403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dayton (here, next to this marker); Chinatown (a few steps from this marker); Chief Truckee (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson & Colorado Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Road to Nowhere
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Where Nevada Began (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Hotel & Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nevada Added Station (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
2. The Pony Express Marker
The Pony Express Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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