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Genoa in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Pony Express

1860 - 1960 ** 1861 - 1961

 
 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. The Pony Express Marker
Inscription.
These plaques are near the site
of the original Pony Express Station.
The Pony Express passed through
Genoa, the oldest city in Nevada, until
the completion of the telegraph.

Erected by the Nevada Pony
Express Centennial Committee.

National Pony Express Centennial Association
Dwight D. Eisenhower – Chairman Waddell F. Smith – President

 
Erected 1961 by Nevada Pony Express Centennial Commission and the National Pony Express Centennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.293′ N, 119° 50.749′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Jacks Valley Road/Main Street (Nevada Route 206), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Genoa Courthouse Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2304 Main Street, Genoa NV 89411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (here, next to this marker); Judge Daniel Webster Virgin (a few steps from this marker);
Pony Express Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Pony Express Centennial Marker
Genoa (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson Trail - Original Mormon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mormon Station - Genoa (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (about 400 feet away); About Your Journey... (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
 
Regarding The Pony Express. See all other Pony Express markers in Genoa for additional information.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the first Eastbound journey of the Pony Express through California to Genoa, Nevada.... To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
3. The Pony Express Marker
Genoa Courthouse Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2009
4. Genoa Courthouse Museum
Location of the Pony Express Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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