Salt Lake City, Utah: Pony Express SculptureCelebrates a time when "Going Postal" meant taking a long ride on horseback.
- 2601 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, UT
- Heritage Park, Sunnyside Ave. and Crestwood Dr.
Visitor Tips and News About Pony Express Sculpture
This sculpture memorializes the Pony Express, which carried mail from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA from April 1860 - March 1861 and from Salt Lake City, UT to Sacramento, CA from March 1861 - November 1861. Riders rode 10 miles. It took 10 days to reach Sacramento from St. Joseph.[Joe Boulter, 03/11/2009]
The Pony Express continues to attract historical interest, though its actual operation was short-lived -- it came and went in a 17 month period. That's less time than many interesting-but-extinct delivery systems during the early Dot-com days. How come there are no monuments celebrating the "push" heroics of PointCast?
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