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Simpson Springs Pony Express Marker
Utah

"SIMPSON SPRINGS PONY EXPRESS STATION One of the important desert stations on the Pony Express and overland stage route between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. From this point, water was carried for west-bound travelers and animals. The spring was discovered by Captain J.H. Simpson, U.S. Army, in 1858. The first east-bound Pony Express courier halted here about 5:00 p.m. April 7, and west-bound about 2:00 a.m. April 10, 1860. The last riders passed about October 22, 1861. The coming of the overland telegraph made it inadvisable to continue the Pony Express. This monument constructed by enrollees of U.S. Grazing Division, CCC Camp G-154, Company 2517, Sponsored by the Oregon Trail Memorial Association and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. "

See: http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=1476

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