Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Old Riverbed Station was subject of much fascination

“You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” —William Hazlitt Editor’s note: This is another installment in a multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express...

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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Simpson Springs was busy during the Pony Express

“Do not lounge in the cities. There is room and health in the country.” —Horace Greeley Editor’s note: This is another installment in a multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. Simpson Springs...

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Simpson Springs was big player in expansion of western U.S.

“The whole scene is that of a somber, dreary waste, where neither man nor beast can live for want of the necessary food or water, and over which a bird is scarcely ever seen to fly.” —Capt....

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Howard Egan knew the Pony Express Trail better than anyone

Editor’s note: This is another installment in a multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. The one individual who knew the Pony Express Trail in western Utah and Nevada better than anyone besides...

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Under the big sky is so appealing and refreshing to the soul

Editor’s note: This is another installment in a multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. While about 15 miles north of Simpson Springs last week, I came across a small group of wild...

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017

At Government Creek, you may ask if you believe in ghosts

Editor’s note: This is another installment in a multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. In last week’s article, we left off on the slopes of Davis Mountain Round Top. The mountain stands...

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

David ‘Peg Leg’ Davis was the ‘meanest, little old man’ around

“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” —Walt Whitman Editor’s note: This is another installment in a multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. In...

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Desert terrain west of Lookout Station is the stuff of dreams

Editor’s note: This is another installment in a multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. Last week’s article covered Lookout Station and Aunt Libby’s Pet Cemetery on Lookout Pass. The terrain west of...

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Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Lookout Pass on the Pony Express Trail is full of big stories and history — all true

The Pony Express Trail west of Lookout Pass to the Utah border and beyond was known as “Piute Hell” back in 1860. According to authors Fike & Headley, who made an in-depth study of the station sites...

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Lookout Pass on the Pony Express Trail offers a glimpse into the desert’s past

“But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind.” —Buffalo Bill As we continue westward on the Pony Express...

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