A Commemoration of the Pony Express - Stateline, NV
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 38° 57.608 W 119° 56.468
11S E 245155 N 4316466
Quick Description: A statue of a Pony Express Rider in front of Harrah's Lake Tahoe Casino.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2010 5:09:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM8GCQ
The rider and horse are at a full gallop. The rider wears heavy boots, vest, kerchief, and a hat. He holds a whip in one hand and the reins in the other . There are two inscribed plaques, one of which features the logo of the Pony Express Association.
The plaque reads: " In commemoration of The Pony Express. A fleeting but exciting epoch in the winning of the West. Erected April 4th 1963 by Harrah's William F. Harrah, President. The 1st Pony Express Rider passed here April 4th 1860 on his way to Friday's Station. A Remount Point 4/10th of a mile northeast at Edgewood, Nevada."
TITLE: A Commemoration of the Pony Express
ARTIST(S): Fairbanks, Avard, 1897-1987, sculptor.
MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite and concrete.
CONTROL NUMBER: IAS NV000123
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Located Harrah's Hotel and Casino, Lake Tahoe, US 50, 1 block east of Nevada/California state line, Stateline, Nevada
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