This page has useful links and resources for additional information and web sites about the Pony Express National Historic Trail. It includes contact information for managed trail sites, a bibliography of suggested reading materials, and travel and tourism links to various states that the trail passes through.
National Park Service Sites
Other Federal Agencies
- Bureau of Land Management, Historic Trails Office
This is the primary information office of the BLM for the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express National Historic Trails.
- Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake District Office
The Salt Lake District Office administers 133 miles of the Pony Express Trail across public lands in Utah. Management is shared between the Salt Lake and Richfield districts.
- BLM Richfield District Office
150 East 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701
- Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office
The Nevada State Office has statewide information on the Pony Express and California Trails.
- Bureau of Land Management, Carson City Office
This office has information on the Sand Springs pony express station. It has archaeological, historical and recreational sites along U.S. Highway 50 in Churchill County, Nevada, and a district recreation guide.
- Bureau of Land Management, Battle Mountain District
This office manages a segment of the Pony Express Trail in Nevada. It has information on accessibility and trail conditions across their management area.
State Historic Sites and Organizations
In addition to living quarters for the Hollenberg family, the building served as a neighborhood grocery store, a tavern, and an unofficial post-office. Emigrants were able to obtain provisions at the ranch. Three years later, it became a Pony Express home station and later a stage station.
Rock Creek Station State Historic Park
This road ranch catered to stages, freight lines, and emigrant traffic on the Oregon Trail. It was also a stage station and swing station on the Pony Express. It has an interpretive center, picnic and playground areas, hiking and nature trails, and Oregon Trail ruts and modern campground.
- Fort Kearny State Historic Park
Fort Kearney was the first military post along the Oregon Trail and there was a Pony Express Station in the vicinity. It has a museum, outdoor exhibits, and bookstore.
Private Museums and Cooperating Associations
This was the starting point for the Pony Express route. It has a museum, trail information, books, brochures, a list of stations and riders and a driving route close to the trail.
Patee House Museum has reconstructed offices of Russell, Majors, and Waddell. It has information on the trail and station locations, museum store, books, and videos.
- Marysville Pony Express Barn has a museum-Pony Express Home Station #1. It is a small research library specializing in Pony Express history. Write:
Marysville Pony Express Barn
106 S. 8th
Marysville, KS 66508
- Fort Sedgewick Depot Museum was the site of a pony express station and Fort Sedgewick, which has exhibits and information on the Pony Express and South Platte River Trail.
Fort Sedgewick Depot Museum
P.O. Box 69
Julesburg, CO 80737
NPEA is an all-volunteer, non-profit historical group organized for the purpose of identifying, re-establishing, and marking the original pony express trail through the eight states it served: California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.
State Tourism Information
Books and Publications
- Benson, Joseph, The Traveler's Guide to the Pony Express. Helena, Montana, 1995.
- Bloss, Roy S., Pony Express the Great Gamble. Berkeley: Howell- North, 1959.
- Carter, Kate B., Utah and the Pony Express. Salt Lake City, 1947.
- Chapman, Arthur, The Pony Express. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1932.
- DiCerto, Joseph, The Pony Express, Hoofbeats in the Wilderness. Franklin Watts, 1989.
- Hafen, LeRoy R., The Overland Mail 1849-1878.Cleveland: The Arthur Clark Company, 1926.
- "Pony Express Legend and Fact." National Geographic, July 1980.
- Reinfeld, Fred, Pony Express. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press; Bison Book, 1966.
- Settle, Raymond W. and Settle, Mary Lund. War Drums and Wagon Wheels.Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1966.
- Settle, Raymond W. and Settle, Mary Lund. Saddles and Spurs. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press; Bison Book, 1955.