Overland City - Julesburg, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member IJAdventures
N 40° 56.329 W 102° 21.702
13T E 722101 N 4535316
Quick Description: Pony Express station marker and centennial marker at the site of old Julesburg (Overland City).
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2013 1:18:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMH8P9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 5

Long Description:
Dedicated June 16, 2007
OVERLAND CITY
Original Home Station
Apr. 3, 1860 - Nov. 20, 1861
by
Terry Hinde
Gene Mikelson
James Stretesky
First National Bank
Sterling Monument Company
Pony Express Trail Association
"The Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company" started using the Platte River route from Leavenworth, Kansas to Denver, Colorado by August of 1859. A new station was built here at the junction serving both Salt Lake City going to the northwest and Denver to the southwest. Located 1,212 feet north, "Julesburg" was named after Jules Beni their first station agent.

In February of 1860 a new company known as "The Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company", the future Pony Express Company, took over all of the assets and routes of the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company.

Due to trouble with Jules, he was fired and the new company changed the name of the station to "Overland City". By 1862, the station name was again known as "Julesburg"!

© 2007 Joe Nardone

The only Pony Express home station in Colorado was located here in Julesburg—renamed Overland City for a short time due to the notoriety of Jules Beni (see WMHJYJ). At one time the town boasted a telegraph office, trading post, blacksmith shop and saloon. It was attacked by Indians and burned to the ground in 1865.

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