Pony Express Monument at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nevada - Encircle Photos

8 Pony Express Monument at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

This bronze Pony Express Monument in front of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is near Friday’s Station at the boarder of California and Nevada. The station was owned by “Friday” Burke and James Small. During the Pony Express’ 18 months of operation in 1860 and 1861, the riders would frequently remount fresh horses along their 1,900 mile route. The statue’s plaque calls the Pony Express, “A fleeting but exciting epoch in the winning of the west.” The monument was dedicated to William Harrah, the company’s founder, in 1968. In the base is a time capsule. It is scheduled to be opened in 2037.

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15 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449

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