A Famous Freighting FirmIn the years 1855-1861 this firm was a major factor in the settlement of the West. Using thousands of teams, and both wagons and stagecoaches, it hauled supplies and passengers to Army posts and settlements west of Fort Leavenworth. Members of the firm started the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company, which later became the Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express, parent company of the celebrated Pony Express of 1860-1861.
|Series||This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||Manufacturers State Bank (1888 - 1967|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 335010 N 4353840|
|Decimal Degrees||39.31825000, -94.91390000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 19.095', W 94° 54.834'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 19' 5.70" N, 94° 54' 50.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 148-198 S 4th St, Leavenworth KS 66048, US|
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