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Russell, Majors and Waddell established nearly 200 relay and home stations along the route. Horses were exchanged at relay stations located every ten to twelve miles. Riders were expected to cover 76 to 100 miles between home stations.
Julesburg was the site of the only home station in Colorado. The arrival of the telegraph spelled the end of the Pony Express.
The First Communications Superhighway
The Pony Express mail service carried telegraphic dispatches in 10 days and letters in 13 days between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. The cost? Only $5 per half-ounce.
Location. 40° 56.329′ N, 102° 21.704′ W. Marker is in Julesburg, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on County Route 28 6 miles west of U.S. 385, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Julesburg CO 80737, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overland City (here, next
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