Pony Express Horse Barn - Marysville, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 50.454 W 096° 38.883
14S E 701237 N 4412745
Quick Description: This stone barn was built by Joseph H. Cottrell and Hank Williams in 1859.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2008 7:53:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM574Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing
Views: 18

Long Description:

County of Barn: Marshall County.
Location of Barn: 8th St. & Elm St., Marysville.

Marker Text:

THE PONY EXPRESS

MARYSVILLE, KANSAS
This barn a Pony Express Station of 1860-61,
stand on the original site. Here courageous
Pony Express Riders changed mounts as
they carried the Overland Mail through
1966 miles of territory, now eight states.

FOUNDERS OWNERS OPERATORS
PONY EXPRESS
Russell - Majors - Waddell

ORIGINAL PONY EXPRESS
HOME STATION NO.1
1859

ENTERED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER
OF HISTORIC PLACES
APR. 2, 1973.
Barn Built: In 1859, Joseph H. Cottrell and Hank Williams built a stone barn in Marysville, Kansas. In 1860, they contracted with Russell, Majors, & Waddell to lease the barn as a livery stable for the Pony Express. The north end of the structure served as a blacksmith shop and stalls were on the other side.

This stable now serves as a museum. The Pony Express station was located in the Barrett Hotel, on the corner of Eighth Street and Broadway about one block north of the stable.

Additional Information on the Barn Here: Marysville
Visiting Hours and Photos and History: Pony Barn

Construction: Stone

Is this a 'working' barn?: Other (describe below)

Other:
Was a stable, now a museum. 1st home station west of St. Joseph.


Distinctive Features: Combination (two or more of the above)

Other Distinctive Features:
Stone construction is rather unique,it was a stable, and blacksmith shop.


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