Pony Express Centennial Marker - Ovid, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member IJAdventures
N 40° 57.639 W 102° 23.275
13T E 719821 N 4537675
Quick Description: The present town of Ovid is located on the Upper California Crossing of the South Platte River.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2013 1:19:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMH8PA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 5

Long Description:
OVID, COLORADO
350 rods southeast of this site is the
famous and hazardous Upper California
Crossing of the South Platte River which
was used by the intrepid riders of the
Pony Express in 1860-61. Ovid was
incorporated at this site in 1925

Erected in memory of our pioneers by the Ovid community

National Pony Express Centennial Association
Horace A. Sorensen - President
James Stretesky - Director

Travelers along the Overland Route and Oregon Trail used the Upper California Crossing to ford the South Platte and reach the route to the North Platte into Nebraska and Wyoming. The Pony Express riders also used this popular crossing in 1860 near the present town of Ovid.

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