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

    Pony Express

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

Long Distance Communication

It is hard to believe that young men once rode horses to carry mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of only 10 days. This relay system along the Pony Express National Historic Trail in eight states was the most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph.

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Hollenberg Station near Marysville, Kansas

Hollenberg Station served as the last Pony Express stop in Kansas as riders traveled west to Sacramento during the 19 month period between April 1860 and November 1861. More...