"The Pony Express National Museum" Saint Joseph Things to Do Tip by etfromnc
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Almost 150 years ago, at 7:15 on the morning of 3 April 1860, a single young man left The Pony Express Stables in St Joseph on what was probably the most historic horseback ride since Paul Revere galloped through the night in colonial Massachusetts. That young man and dozens like him who would follow his hoofprints in the months to follow carried news, mail, and the hopes for unification of eastern and western United States many varied exhibits2000 miles between St Joseph and Sacramento, California. These young men had to brave the elements, outlaws, wild animals, hostile Indians, and rugged terrain to do their part in uniting our nation.
Today the stables (and the adjacent city block) from which that first young man took his daring ride house The Pony Express National Museum and if you are ever in west central Misouri, it is well worth a visit.
There is a wide variety of exhibits in the stable buildings and grounds but within the stable building the organizing focus is a 70-foot diorama which depicts the time, the terrain, the trails, the struggles, and even the termination of the Pony Express.
Address: 914 Penn Street
Directions: Central St Joseph, just east of the river
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