Pony Express Trail/Lincoln Hwy, Bluffdale, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 40° 29.163 W 111° 54.023
12T E 423690 N 4482095
Quick Description: When the State of Utah was asked to provide a route for the Lincoln Hwy thru Utah, much of the chosen route was the former Pony Express trail.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2011 11:54:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMCVHP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 6

Long Description:
The portion of the original Pony Express route that was located in Utah, later became the Lincoln Highway:

From Horses to Horsepower

The Pony Express was an 18-month endeavor that provided fast mail delivery from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacremento, California. A portion of the route went thru Salt Lake City, Utah, including the Pony Express station called the Rockwell Station, was located in Bluffdale, a small neighborhood of Salt Lake City.

Later, portions of the Pony Express/Overland Mail Express were converted into the Lincoln Highway.

This Pony Express monument is a somewhat hidden, but represents an important link in history, from horses to horsespower (Pony Express to Lincoln Highway).

Here are some links to additional information regarding the conversion of the Pony Express trail to the Lincoln Highway:

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Information about the monument:

The monument was placed to commemorate the Centennial of the Pony Express business venture.

Frontage Road, I-15 (Exit I-15, W. side of frontage road)

The text on the marker reads:
"National Pony Express Centennial Association Trail Marker
1860-61 1960-61
Sacremento to St. Joseph
Founders Owners Operators of the Pony Express Russell, Majors, Waddell"

"Rockwell's Station" refers to the business that was operated by Orin Porter Rockwell, who had served as Brigham Young's bodyguard in the 1830s. Rockwell was a member of the Morman "protection group" called the Danites, an anti-terrorist organization.

Rockwell was appointed Territorial Marshall of Deseret (Utah) in September of 1850. Both the Pony Express and the Overland Stage had scheduled stops at his establishment here.
Americana: Statues/Monuments

Significant Interest: Memorial

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Address of Icon:
Frontage Road, I-15
Bluffdale, UT United States

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