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Gering in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Scott's Bluff Pony Express Station

 
 
Scott's Bluff Pony Express Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
1. Scott's Bluff Pony Express Station Marker
Inscription.  The Pony Express passed here 1860-1861. Scott’s Bluff station was located 2 1/2 miles northwest of Mitchell pass, near the site of the later Fort Mitchell. There were others stations at Courthouse Rock, Chimney Rock, Ficklin’s Springs, and Horse Creek.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
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.
 
Location. 41° 49.701′ N, 103° 42.432′ W. Marker is in Gering, Nebraska, in Scotts Bluff County. Marker can be reached from Old Oregon Trail Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190276 Old Oregon Trail Road, Gering NE 69341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oregon Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Traces of the Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bullwhackers (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail
Scott's Bluff Pony Express Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
2. Scott's Bluff Pony Express Station Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Scotts Bluff (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saddle Rock Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eroding Landmark (approx. 0.8 miles away); Scott Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gering.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the Scott's Bluff Visitors Center.
 
Scott's Bluff Pony Express Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
3. Scott's Bluff Pony Express Station Marker
Scott's Bluff image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
4. Scott's Bluff
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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