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Carson City - Nevada
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 39° 09.760 W 119° 46.030
11S E 260916 N 4338475
Quick Description: A Pony Express Station Marker on Highway 50 in Nevada
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2010 4:28:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM8WVW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 15

Long Description:
The plaque reads:

Located just 73 feet north was the office of the Pony Express for its entire 19 month history. The stables were located just west on the NE corner of Curry (Ormsby) and Third Streets.

The original telegraph was in Fleishhacker's store at the NW corner of Carson and Musser. It was moved to this corner in August of 1861 in Treadwell's store and next the Pony Express office.

The first eastbound trip of the Pony Express left from San Francisco, California at 3:45 p.m. on April 3, 1860. It arrived here on the evening of April 4 at 8:30 p.m.

The first westbound trip left St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1860 at 7:15 p.m. It arrived here on April 12 at 3:30 p.m. Carson City was now only 9 days from receiving eastern correspondence.
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