Pony Express National Historic Trail



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.

The Pony Express National Historic Trail, authorized by Congress, includes nearly 1900 miles of historic trail. It was the primary "road" used by young riders on swift horses to carry the US Mail between St Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California -often in ten days or less with good weather. The route passes through eight states from Missouri to California. - NPS

Places

PlaceLocaleTypeAsNotedIn
John Patee House
Hollenberg Pony Express Station
St Joseph City
Ruby Valley Pony Express Station
  • NRHP
Pony Express Stables
  • NRHP
Marysville Pony Express Barn
  • NRHP
Simpson Springs Place
Cold Springs Pony Express Station Ruins
  • NRHP
Mud Springs Pony Express Station Site
  • NRHP
Stagecoach Inn
  • NRHP
Fort Caspar
  • NRHP
Pony Express Terminal
Fort Churchill

People

Last Name Name AsNotedIn
Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company: Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company
Miller: Joaquin Miller
Waddell: William B Waddell (Pony Express)
Cody: William F Cody

Data »

Data
Cultural Affiliation: American West
Theme group category: Routes
Route type: Trail Route

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History

History

The Pony Express operated for 18 months from 1860-1861. - AsNotedIn

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