Pony Express

Re-rider leaving Home Station at Marysville, 2009

Pony Express Home Station No. 1, Marysville

Now a museum and the oldest existing building in Marshall County, this stone barn was erected by Joseph Cottrell in 1859 and later used as a stable for the Pony Express. It is the only original home station at its original site along the Pony Express route. (A home station was one where riders as well as horses changed.) Museum open April-October Mon.-Sat. 9-4, Sun. 12-4.  106 S. 8th Street, Marysville. 785-562-3825

Pony Express Statue and Mural, Marysville

The statue, sculpted by Richard Berger in 1984, is the centerpiece of a downtown park at 7th Street between Broadway and Hwy 36. Murals depict scenes from local history. One is a Pony Express rider, modeled by local Re-rider Dan Koch. When the viewer walks in front of the mural, the horse and rider appear to move.

Guittard Station Marker, north of Beattie

In the 1850s and 1860s French immigrant Xavier Guittard operated a Pony Express station, post office and stage station on a farm a short distance east of this marker. Part of the original boards from the station were used in a barn that still stands. The Pony Express Re-ride takes place along this route each year. The marker is on the east side of 21st Road between Frontier and Granite Roads, 3 miles north of Beattie. The site of the station, located a short distance to the east, is private property. View Map

Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 2 miles into Washington County

The 1857 house at Hollenberg Station, a rare example of a station still standing unaltered in its original location, is surrounded by a 7-acre state park. Open April through October, Wed. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 1 – 5 p.m. 785-337-2635. 4 mi. north of Hwy 36 on K-148 in Washington County and 1/4 mile east on K-243. Or, from the Marshall-Washington Co. line at Granite Road go 2 miles west on 23rd Road. Map it. View Map