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Marysville Pony Express Barn

Photo image of the Marysville Pony Express Barn.

Marysville Pony Express Barn.

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Marysville Pony Express Barn - Marysville, Kansas

In 1859, Joseph H. Cottrell and Hank Williams built a stone barn in Marysville, Kansas. In 1860, they contracted with Russell, Majors, & Waddell to lease the barn as a livery stable for the Pony Express. The north end of the structure served as a blacksmith shop and stalls were on the other side.

This stable now serves as a museum. The Pony Express station was located in the Barrett Hotel, on the corner of Eighth Street and Broadway about one block north of the stable.

Marysville Pony Express Barn
106 S. 8th
Marysville, KS 66508
913-562-3825
 
Map image showing the location for the Marysville Pony Express Barn.
Map image showing the location for the Marysville Pony Express Barn.
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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...