Glenbrook in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Friday’s Added Station
On May 14, 1860 the new toll road over Daggett Pass opened to foot and horse traffic and was no used by the Pony Express through Lake Valley. Known as the Kingsbury Grade and built by David Kingsbury and John McDonald it was opened to wagon traffic on August 14, 1860.
A new station was needed and “Friday’s” Station was used. This 320 acre site was first owned by Martin K. “Friday” Burke and John Washington Small. The station site can be seen across Highway 50 (the two story wood frame while building). It is 1,070 feet from here on a bearing of sixty degrees true north. © 2004 Joe Nardone
(front) In Search of the Pony Express Station Marker • Dedicated May 15, 2004 • Friday’s Added Station • May 14, 1860 – Nov. 20, 1861 • By Lynds Family, James Stretesky, Dave & Pat Miller, Tahoe Heritage Foundation, Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Brooks Park ~ “Vision and Integrity,” Pony Express Trail Association.
(base) Sponsors: Wally, Roseanna, Joe & Alex Lourdeaux; Tom & Kay Park Seeliger; Margaret Pruett Family; Gordon & Suzanne Depaoli; W. Bruce & Nancy Park; William
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 57.847′ N, 119° 56.345′ W. Marker is in Glenbrook, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on US Highway 50 (U.S. 50) near Lake Parkway, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenbrook NV 89413, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sky Harbor Airport and Casino (approx. 0.9 miles away); Carson Valley (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Cary Mill (approx. 5.3 miles away); Kingsbury Grade (approx. 5.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Gold Rush Chronicles – The Pony Express. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Pony Express Historic Resources Study. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,550 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 4. submitted on October 25, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.