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

    Pony Express

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

Original Route BEGIN Sign

A brown tall rectangular highway sign with white text saying: Pony Express Trail Original Route BEGIN and a triangular logo with orange and white and a blue pony rider.

As discussed for the Original Route NEXT XX MILES sign, this original route sign is used to identify the beginning point of a segment of road to be signed as an original route. See the description of Original Route NEXT XX MILES for consideration of use.

Did You Know?

Pony Express riders carried official mail in a mochila that fit over the saddle.

To carry the U.S. Mail across 1800 miles of wilderness, Pony Express riders changed horses about every 12-15 miles. At each station, the rider would quickly take the mochila with mail pouches from his saddle and throw it onto the saddle of the fresh horse - and off he went. More...