Salt Lake City, Utah: Pony Express Sculpture

Celebrates a time when "Going Postal" meant taking a long ride on horseback. For all its landmark glorification, the Pony Express only lasted as a service for 18 months.
Address:
2601 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, UT
Directions:
Heritage Park, Sunnyside Ave. and Crestwood Dr.
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Pony Express statues.

Pony Express Sculpture

Nice statue, several of them actually. Little tricky to find. It is inside the park.

[L Peterson, 09/23/2013]

Pony Express statue.

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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