Friday's Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 57.844 W 119° 56.343
11S E 245350 N 4316898
Quick Description: A Pony Express Monument in Stateline, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2007 10:26:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM1JBW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 99

Long Description:
The Pony Express started on April 3, 1860. The original route from Johnson Pass (Echo Summit) to Genoa went over Luther Pass and through Hope Valley to Woodfords Station.

On May 14, 1860, The new toll road over Daggett Pass opened to foot and horse traffic and was now used by the Pony Express through Lake Valley, Known as the Kingsbury Grade and built by David Kingsbury and John McDonald, it was opened to wagon traffic on August 14, 1860.

A new station was needed and "Friday's" Station was used. This 320 acre site was first owned by Martin K. "Friday" Burke and John Washington Small. The station site can still be seen across Highway 50 (the two story wood frame white building). It is 1,070 feet from here on a bearing of sixty degrees true North.
Visit Instructions:
1) Locate and photograph a monument or memorial to the Pony Express, be it a stone or a mural or a roadside sign.

2) The standard rules apply: a photo of the goal and one of your GPS unit - no vacation photos or web downloads will be accepted.

3) Include the coordinates of the location and the name of the city or town in your log.

4) Feel free to include as much history as you'd like. Educate us!
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