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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1860

Johnny Fry

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. 1860 Marker
Inscription. For 19 months, until the telegraph replaced it, the Pony Express provides the fastest mail service to California. Fry rides the first leg in and out of St. Joseph, Missouri. The mail reaches Sacramento in 10 days.
 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.585′ N, 77° 0.08′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1837 (here, next to this marker); Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks (a few steps from this marker); 1830/1899 (a few steps from this marker); Covered Wagon Wheels (a few steps from this marker); 1869 (a few steps from this marker); 1886 (a few steps from this marker); 1895 (a few steps from this marker); 1833 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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1860 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. 1860 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 17 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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