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Location: Julesburg, CO 80737 Sedgwick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 56.329', W 102° 21.704'

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The Pony Express mail service between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California only lasted a short time in 1860-61, but its romantic image continues to captivate the hearts of the American public. In only 19 months, its riders covered over 600,000 miles and carried nearly 35,000 pieces of mail.

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
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 722098 N 4535317
Decimal Degrees40.93881667, -102.36173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.329', W 102° 21.704'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 19.74" N, 102° 21' 42.24" W
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Area Code(s)308, 970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14485-14999 Co Rd 28, Julesburg CO 80737, US
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