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Ovid in Sedgwick County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ovid, Colorado

 
 
Ovid, Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 12, 2017
1. Ovid, Colorado Marker
Inscription. 350 rods southeast of this site is the famous and hazardous Upper California Crossing of the South Platte River which was used by the intrepid riders of the Pony Express in 1860-1861. Ovid was incorporated at this site in 1925.

Erected in memory of our pioneers by the Ovid community.
 
Erected by Ovid Community & National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 40° 57.644′ N, 102° 23.278′ W. Marker is in Ovid, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is at the intersection of Saunders Avenue (U.S. 138) and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on Saunders Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located prominently on the sidewalk, at the northeast corner of the Ovid Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Ovid CO 80744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. See and Do,Off the Byway (within shouting distance of this marker); Prisoners on the Plains / Ride 'Em Cowboy (within shouting distance of this marker); "Dinky" Locomotive (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Campsites and River Crossings
Ovid, Colorado Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 12, 2017
2. Ovid, Colorado Marker (wide view)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Sugar Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Sedgwick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hard Duty on the Plains (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Sedgwick, Colorado Territory (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ovid.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a metal Pony Express Centennial tablet, mounted on a large brick pedestal about 3 feet tall
 
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Ovid Pony Express Centennial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 12, 2017
3. Ovid Pony Express Centennial Plaque
Ovid, Colorado Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 12, 2017
4. Ovid, Colorado Post Office

Ovid Pony Express marker pedestal can be seen on the right (behind the flagpole); Ovid Pony Express plaque can be seen mounted on wall (just left of the entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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