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Painting showing the first rider leaving the Pike’s Peak Stables (later Pony Express Museum) on April 3, 1860. Painting was used as an advertisement for the Goetz Brewing Company of St. Joseph, the benefactor of the Pony Express Museum.

Lithograph entitled “View of St. Joe, Missouri, from the Kansas Side,” Illustrated London News of 1861. View very similar to what the Pony Express rider saw after being ferried over the Missouri River to begin his ride west.

The western end of the trail as the Reynolds saw it in 1960. The B.F. Hastings Building on the corner housed the Alta Telegraph Company which was the first terminus of the Pony Express. Today the area is part of Old Town Sacramento Historic District.

Painting showing the first rider leaving the Pike’s Peak Stables (later Pony Express Museum) on April 3, 1860. Painting was used as an advertisement for the Goetz Brewing Company of St. Joseph, the benefactor of the Pony Express Museum.

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