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Pony Express Monument – Things To Do in Salt Lake City

For fans of the Old West history, put the Pony Express Monument on your list of things to do in Salt lake City. Created with the goal of finding a faster method of communication across America, the Pony Express ran its first journey on April 3, 1860. This journey of 1,966 miles reduced the time of getting news across the country from 21 days to just 10. There were a hundred relay stations along the route, with the first station in Salt Lake City located on 1.5 blocks east of Temple Square on Main Street. The picture above is of a monument located near This Is The Place Heritage Park on the mountainside, one of  Only 18 months after it started, the Pony Express was gone because of the extension of the transcontinental telegraph in 1861. Adjacent to this monument of the “changing of the horses” is a replica relay station, making for another great photo opportunity.  To see these sights and hear more interest facts and stories about the famous Pony Express, join us on the Salt Lake City Tour or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour.

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