Pony Express National Historic Trail

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Pony Express National Historic Trail

(National Pony Express Association)
Address:601 S. Western Ave
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

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Pony Express National Historic Trail

(Trail Administrator - National Park Service)
Address:NPS National Trails System Office, Salt Lake City
324 S State St, PO Box 45155
Salt Lake City, UT 84145

Phone:801-741-1012 - Phone
Fax:801-741-1102 - Fax
Web: www.nps.gov/poex
Established: August 3, 1992. Description:Trail recognizes the route of the Pony Express from April 1860 through October 1861 as a significant episode in the development of the American West. Organized by private entrepreneurs, the horse-and-rider relay system became the nation's most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph. During its 18 months of operation, the Pony Express carried mail between Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, in the unprecedented time of only 10 days. Many segments of this trail may be followed today by horse or car. An annual Pony Express Re-Run is held in early June.
Legth: 1,966 miles.

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