Pony Express Rider & pony - Sacramento CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper
N 38° 32.921 W 121° 28.327
10S E 633141 N 4267801
Quick Description: This is a model of the large scale WM649. It was donated to the McGeorge Law school by Mrs. Anthony Kennedy.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2015 10:49:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMNEFN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Pony Express operated for 18 months, in 1860-1861. Young, orphaned teens were recruited as riders. They rode relays from pack station to pack station, until the advent of the telegraph.
They brought news of Lincoln's election from St. Joseph, MO in record time - minus 4 days. Mail was carried in mochilla/saddlebags.

The artist was Thomas Holland 1917 - 2004. It was cast in 1968.
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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