Swift Steeds Tie East to West

Swift Steeds Tie East to West (HM2MXF)

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N 39° 17.426', W 118° 24.938'

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swear they would drink "no intoxicating liquor". Booze bottles found along the trail show this oath was not always honored on the isolated route.
The stationmasters and attendants also had a lonely and dangerous job. Not only did the riders have to watch out for Indian attacks and brave horrible conditions, stationmasters also were in constant danger and many lost their lives.
Famed rider Robert "Pony Bob" Haslam rode 380 miles round-trip in 36 hours. It was billed as the longest and fastest run in Pony Express history.
At age 15, William "Buffalo Bill" Cody made the longest non-stop ride when his relief rider was killed. He rode 322 miles in just over 21 hours, using 21 horses, over the most dangerous territory on the route.
Average Age: 20Youngest rider: 11Oldest rider: 40+Monthly pay: $50—$100
"When I arrived at Cold Spring, to my horror, I found the station had been attacked by Indians, the keeper killed, and all the horses taken away, I decided in a moment what course to pursue - I would go on." —Robert "Pony Bob" Haslam
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HM NumberHM2MXF
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
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Date Added Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 377918 N 4349962
Decimal Degrees39.29043333, -118.41563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.426', W 118° 24.938'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 25.56" N, 118° 24' 56.28" W
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