• Stone Ruins at the Sand Springs Pony Express Station in Nevada

    Pony Express

    National Historic Trail CA,CO,KS,MO,NE,NV,UT,WY

Guittard Station

Pony Express riders delivered the mail between Missouri and California in 1860 and 1861. Guittard Station was built by Vermillion Creek, a dandy stop in Kansas for the tired riders. It's time to go back in time . . .

 
Guittard Station

Guittard Station
Frenchman George Guittard built a 12-room, two story lodge in 1859 to feed and supply the passerby. Little did he know that his dwelling and stables would soon accommodate Pony Express riders as well! (710 KB pdf)

Did You Know?

Patee House served as the eastern terminal for the Pony Express.

The Patee House Hotel in St. Joseph, MO, was considered a luxurious place for lodging, served as the general office for the Pony Express in 1860-1861, and lodged the pony riders who carried the U.S. mail when they were in town. More...