The exploits of Pony Express riders are the stuff of legend. This historical monument marks the location of one of the hundreds of stations located along their route.
The Pony Express Station which stands in the Cozad City Park was known officially as the Willow Island Station and was located just south of the present Darr Bridge. The station began in 1838
The Sam Machette Station was used as an early fur trading post/
The Midway Stage Pony Express station still stands on its original location on the Oregon Trail at the Lower 96