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Pony Express Country, Kansas

LASR - Kansas Regional Index - Pony Express Country Centralia Hanover Morrowville Washington Marysville Waterville Seneca Sabetha Hiawatha Horton Holton Troy Blue Rapids Atchison

Pony Express Country is like a charming quilt - made of pioneer spirit, small-town hospitality and colorful Native American culture. Here, you can follow the Oregon-California Trail and reach the only authentic Pony Express home station still standing at its original site. You'll wander through historic small towns. Wind along scenic country roads to find old barns, apple orchards, forgotten ghost towns and trail ruts. Rediscover frontier river ports such as Atchison, Elwood and White Cloud, where 30 to 40 riverboats once docked. Along the way, you're also sure to sample good food, friendly conversation and one of the most charming vacation experiences you can imagine.

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Waterville's Railroad Depot Museum

Waterville's Railroad Depot Museum keeps Waterville's history in the historic refurbished 1870

Waterville, KS Museums

Civil War Monument

A monument at Bellmont Cemetery, considered a Pioneer Cemetery, was dedicated in 1915

Wathena, KS Monuments

Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site

Pony Express riders and hundreds of pioneers made a stop at historic Hollenberg Station. In 1857 Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg established the station on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861

Hanover, KS Pony Express

Piggy Bank Monument

Pete the Pig Monument stands on main street in White Cloud, Kansas. In 1910, ten-year old Wilbur Chapman sold a prized pig to raise money for a leper colony. Coin savings banks were created in the shape of pigs, manufactured, and sold, resulting in the origination of the "Piggy Bank"

White Cloud, KS Monuments

Werner Wagon Works and Guest House

Keeping Our Roots Alive by Passing on the Old Pioneer Skills Visiting Werner Wagon Works, located on the east side of beautiful Mission Lake, you'll be welcomed to "a piece of the past." Tour the working 1800'

Horton, KS Pioneer Life

Free Public Library

In 1901, the History and Literature Club, which had been organized in 1891, wrote a letter to Andrew Carnegie requesting his help in creating a public library in Horton. This encouraged Federated Women's Clubs to get a tax levy for establishing a library and in 1938

Horton, KS Historic Buildings

Fountain Park Square

The downtown area is built around a Fountain Park which gives Blue Rapids the distinction of being the only round town square in Kansas. Founders platted the town much like those in New England to include a "hub"

Blue Rapids, KS Recreation

WPA Mural

This mural is on display in the Sabetha Post Office as one of the WPA cultural projects in the 1940s. It it listed on the National Historic Register. The artist is Albert T. Reid.

Sabetha, KS Arts

Washington County State Lake

Washington State Lake is Located 7 miles North and 3 miles West of Washington. The 111-acre lake is surrounded by 352

Washington, KS Recreation

Pony Express Monument

Seneca plays an important role in our Nation's history. The first home station west of St. Joseph, Missouri (the Eastern starting point of the Pony Express run) was located at Seneca. On the corner of 4

Seneca, KS Pony Express

Town Clock

The Town Clock is the only such clock between Indianapolis and Denver on Highway U.S. 36. It was built in 1891 as part of the First National Bank building and is listed on the Kansas Register. The clock is owned by the City of Hiawatha and the building by a local businessman.

Hiawatha, KS Landmarks

Old Albany Depot

The original depot was moved to Albany from Bern, Kansas in 1965. It was destroyed by fire in 1980 and a new replica was built in 1981. It has been restocked with antique railroad artifacts. There is also a miniature train display. Caboose number 25061 and 25678

Sabetha, KS Railroad History

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