The Pony Express -- Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY
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N 42° 12.232 W 104° 33.453
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One of several historical markers on an obelisk at Fort Laramie National Historic Site, this marker is about the Pony Express which passed through Fort Laramie from 1860-61.
Waymark Code: WMY278
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 04/05/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
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An obelisk erected in 1913 has become the home for several historical markers in intervening years.

The waymarked marker reads as follows:



1860-1861 1960-1961

From April, 1860, to October, 1861, Fort Laramie was a major post on the Pony Express route between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.

US Department of the Interior,
National Park Service

National Pony Express Centennial Association
Dwight D Eisenhower -- Chairman
Waddell F. Smith -- President"
Marker Name: The Pony Express at Fort Laramie

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information:
Located on the Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Date Dedicated: 1961

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Marker Number: Not listed

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