Pony Express - Highway 4, west of Hastings, Nebraska
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 40° 34.090 W 098° 33.563
14T E 537297 N 4490914
Quick Description: A Pony Express marker on Highway 4 west of Hastings, Nebraska.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2019 6:20:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM111M3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 3

Long Description:
A pair of historical markers is found on a large pull-out on the north side of on Highway 4 several miles west of Hastings, Nebraska. The westerly of the two markers is devoted to the Pony Express. The text of this marker is

PONY EXPRESS

[IMAGE OF RIDER AND HORSE]

THE PONY EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE
ON HORSEBACK OPERATED FROM
APRIL 1860 UNTIL OCTOBER 1860
THE ROUTE WENT THROUGH 6 RELAY
STATIONS IN ADAMS COUNTY FOR
30 MILES ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL

[TRAIL MAP]

ADAMS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 2013
Visit Instructions:
1) Locate and photograph a monument or memorial to the Pony Express, be it a stone or a mural or a roadside sign.

2) The standard rules apply: a photo of the goal and one of your GPS unit - no vacation photos or web downloads will be accepted.

3) Include the coordinates of the location and the name of the city or town in your log.

4) Feel free to include as much history as you'd like. Educate us!
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