Russell, Majors and Waddell established nearly 200 relay and home stations along the route. Horses were exchanged at relay stations located every ten to twelve miles. Riders were expected to cover 76 to 100 miles between home stations.
Julesburg was the site of the only home station in Colorado. The arrival of the telegraph spelled the end of the Pony Express.
The First Communications Superhighway
The Pony Express mail service carried telegraphic dispatches in 10 days and letters in 13 days between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. The cost? Only $5 per half-ounce.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 722098 N 4535317|
|Decimal Degrees||40.93881667, -102.36173333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 56.329', W 102° 21.704'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 56' 19.74" N, 102° 21' 42.24" W|
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|Area Code(s)||308, 970|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14485-14999 Co Rd 28, Julesburg CO 80737, US|
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