Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pony Express Carson City

Pony Express
Carson City

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This marker is located Located at 228 South Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 09.760 W 119° 46.030.

A list of Pony Express Waymarks that I have visited can be found here. You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com.

Pony Express Carson City
Pony Express Carson City

Located just 73 feet north was the office of the Pony Express for its entire 19 month history. The stables were located just west on the NE corner of Curry (Ormsby) and Third Streets.

The original telegraph was in Fleishhacker's store at the NW corner of Carson and Musser. It was moved to this corner in August of 1861 in Treadwell's store and next to the Pony Express office.

The first eastbound trip of the Pony Express left from San Francisco, California at 3:45 p.m. on April 3, 1860. It arrived here on the evening of April 4 at 8:30 p.m.

The first westbound trip left St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1860 at 7:15 p.m. It arrived here on April 12 at 3:30 p.m. Carson City was now only 9 days from receiving eastern correspondence.

Pony Express Carson City

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