Pony Express Memorial - Sparks NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper
N 39° 30.799 W 119° 58.133
11S E 244765 N 4377951
Quick Description: In the Legend's Mall are a number of interesting marks of Nevada history. Eleven of the relay staions used were in Nevada. 80 some young riders risked their lives to deliver mail.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2013 7:02:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMHW82
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 5

Long Description:
One of a number of historic memorials to those who made Nevada history. The Pony Express delivered mail twice weekly from St. Louis Missouri to Sacramento CA. Riders rode in relays, changing horses at relay stations. They rode through hostile territory, harsh weather, and dangerous conditions. The Pony Express lasted from 1860 - 1861, 18 months until the telegraph made faster communication possible.
News of Lincoln's election was delivered to Sacramento much faster than by stage coach.
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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