Links & Resources

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.
Other Federal Agencies
State Historic Sites and Organizations

  • Hollenberg Station State Historic Site
    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
  • Pony Express National Museum
    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
    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
  • National Pony Express Association
    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.
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.

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