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Murray in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pony Express Station

 
 
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By Andrew Johnson, September 25, 2018
1. Pony Express Station Marker
Inscription. The pony express epoch began simultaneously April 3, 1860 with riders starting at St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California. It was a 1966 mile journey and reduced the time of transmitting news across the country from approximately 21 to 10 days. Nearly one hundred stations were established. This spot marks the first station south of Salt Lake City. It was a small adobe building known as Travelers’ Rest. Here riders exchanged horses and received needed repairs, food, or lodging. With the inception of telegraph the pony express was abolished in October, 1861.

Our D.U.P. pony express monument originally stood at 6460 South State Street where it was demolished in a car accident. Plans for the building of an interstate highway at that location made it necessary to erect a new monument here.
 
Erected 1960 by Pony Express Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 259.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.391′ N, 111° 52.714′ W. Marker is in Murray, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from 5300 South, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pony Express Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, September 25, 2018
2. Pony Express Station Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Murray Smelting (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Millrace (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Mark’s / Westminster School of Nursing (approx. 2˝ miles away); Major General George P. Holm (approx. 3 miles away); Carlisle Family Historical Marker (approx. 3.1 miles away); English Fort (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Old School House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Calder's Park (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker has been moved from its original location at 6460 South State Street.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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