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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pony Express Monument

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
1. Pony Express Monument
Inscription.
Carson City, Nevada, was one of the stations along the historic but hazardous 1966 mile Pony Express route between Sacramento Cal. and St. Joseph, Mo.

This monument is dedicated July 20, 1960 in memory of the Pony Express, during the epic July 19-28 centennial rerun of the original trail.
 
Erected 1960.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 9.974′ N, 119° 46.007′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is at the intersection of North Carson Street and East Telegraph Street, on the right when traveling north on North Carson Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the base of the flagpole, in front of the Paul Laxalt State Building (former US Post Office and US Courthouse). Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Government Building (1888-1970) (here, next to this marker); The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
2. Pony Express Monument
(about 500 feet away); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (about 600 feet away); V & T, 1869-1950 (about 800 feet away); Carson City (about 800 feet away); St. Peterís Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rinckel Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Pony Express to be recognized in Carson City with 'Active Station' designation.
The legendary 1860s mail carrier trail known as the Pony Express, which used horses and riders to deliver letters and parcels from Sacramento to east of the Rockies, remains a big part of Nevada's Wild West history because the trail went through the Silver State. (Submitted on March 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Carson City Pony Express Station.
In 1860 there was only one street that was little more than a double row of saloons, a few assay offices, a general store, and the hotel that was the relay station for the Pony Express located between 4th and 5th Streets, near the original Ormsby House. (Submitted on March 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Pony Express National Historic Trail.
In 1860, the Pony Express trail was just a scratch on the surface of the Great Basin. Racing against
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time, the Pony had to overcome vast distances, hostile Indians and a harsh climate. But it could not overcome progress. When the transcontinental telegraph was completed on October 24, 1861, messages could be sent from coast to coast in just minutes. The Pony was doomed and it died only twenty-seven days later. (Submitted on March 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
4. Pony Express Monument Location

Pony Express monument can be seen at the base of the flagpole in front of the Paul Laxalt State Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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