Gothenburg in Dawson County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Pony Express
This old station once stood on the upper 96 Ranch west of here and south of the Platte River, on the original Pony Express route. It was moved and restored by Gothenburg Post No. 64, American Legion.
Erected by the Gothenburg
Chamber of Commerce
National Pont Express Centennial Association
Dwight D. Eisenhower – Chairman Waddell F. Smith - President
Erected 1960 by National Pony Express Centennial Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 40° 55.99′ N, 100° 9.571′ W. Marker is in Gothenburg, Nebraska, in Dawson County. Marker is on 15th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on 15th Street between Avenue E and Avenue F. Marker is in this post office area: Gothenburg NE 69138, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Road to Zion (here, next to this marker); Original Pony Express Station Dissected Loess Plains (a few steps from this marker); Swedish Crosses Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); The 100th Meridian (approx. 10½ miles away).
More about this marker. A bas relief of the National Pony Express Centennial Association, containing images of Pony Express owners operators Russell, Majors and Waddell, along with a Pony Express rider appears at the top of the marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.