Logan to Brigham Pioneer Pony Express Mail Trail - Mantua, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Simpsons
N 41° 30.213 W 111° 56.587
12T E 421288 N 4595087
Quick Description: Logan to Brigham City Pioneer Pony Express Mail Trail - SUP Marker 122
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2011 9:54:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMC5EX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 12

Long Description:
During a road trip to Logan, Utah, we stopped at Mantua. We found this interesting SUP marker just outside of the Mantua City office building. It celebrates the delivery of the first mail from Logan to Brigham in 1859 by the Pony Express.

Marker Text:
1859 Logan to Brigham Pioneer Pony Express Mail Trail – #122

Brigham Young officially called Samuel Alonzo Whitney Sr. to carry the mail from Cache Valley to Box Elder County. He was friendly with the Indians, spoke their language well and they recognized him from afar because one arm was missing. Therefore, he was able to travel the mail route alone without trouble. Sam is credited with carrying the very first mail from Logan to Brigham City.
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.

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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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