Pony Express Stations

Stations had already been provided from Leavenworth to Denver by the Leavenworth & Pike’s Peak Express Company. These were used by the Pony Express as far as Julesburg at the California Crossing.

When completed there were 119 stations on the route from St. Joseph to Sacramento, California. These consisted of two types, “Home Stations,” where families sometimes lived and where meals were served, and “Swing Stations,” where horses were merely changed and a crude shelter was built for stocktenders.

Settle and Settle, "Napoleon of the West," Annals of Wyoming Vol. 32, No.1, April 1960, p. 31-32