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Utah Division of the National Pony Express Association Installs Signage Along Original Pony Express Route - Full Article

November 12 2021

State Divisions of the National Pony Express Association are in the process of installing route marking signs as near as possible to the original route taken by Pony Express riders between 1860-61. The automotive or auto tour route of the Pony Express National Historic Trail is largely marked across the entirety of the Trail’s 2,000 miles through eight States, according to Utah Division Member Patrick Hearty. That route, which follows the original Pony Express route via the closest available paved roads, can be as much as 60 miles from the actual route followed by Pony Express riders in the 19th century, Hearty says.

Today, the Association’s annual Pony Express re-ride, which takes place between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California every June, follows the original route as closely as possible primarily along a series of rural roads, though that route has yet to be marked in many places...

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