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Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Old ‘Doc’ Faust left an indelible mark on Pony Express Trail

In last week’s article, we talked about Henry Jacob “Doc” Faust, one of the most interesting individuals to take part in Tooele County’s portion of the Pony Express Trail. Faust was the station keeper at the Meadow...

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Story of Faust’s Creek Station is linked to an ambitious man

Editor’s note: Jessop’s column this week is the continuation of a series on exploring the Pony Express Trail. The series began on Dec. 1 and is proceeding west on the trail from Camp Floyd at Fairfield. Approximately...

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Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Pony Express Trail’s Rush Valley Station remains a mystery

If you head west on the Pony Express Trail from state Route 73 at Five Mile Pass, in approximately six miles you will arrive at a lonely, stone station marker in the middle of Rush Valley. Not...

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Start at Camp Floyd to begin a Pony Express Trail adventure

I always start at Camp Floyd State Park in Fairfield whenever I begin an adventure on the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. The officers and soldiers who were stationed there launched far-ranging expeditions along the trail to...

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Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Regardless of season, be ready on the Pony Express

No matter the season, if you are contemplating a journey on the Pony Express Trail in Tooele County, it’s essential that you are properly prepared. Spring and fall are my recommended times to travel on the trail;...

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Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Experience the ‘desolate and untarnished’ Pony Express Trail

“The mind tells the man that boldness is required and thus gives direction to his will.” —Clausewitz Over 100 miles of the Pony Express National Historic Trail exists in Tooele and Juab counties in Utah’s West Desert....

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Thursday, November 17th, 2016

A trip across the county’s Pony Express Trail begins at Camp Floyd State Park

Whenever I embark on an exploration of the Pony Express Trail in Utah’s West Desert, the adventure always starts at Camp Floyd State Park in Fairfield. Back in 1860, Camp Floyd was reportedly the largest military post...

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Pony Express Trail, west desert are just as lonely and unpredictable as in 1860

When I think of outdoor adventure in Tooele County, nothing compares to the open emptiness of our West Desert. Its Mars-like appearance of towering mountains, alkali flats and long, unpopulated distances make this place unlike any other...

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Skull Valley foothills can refresh the soul

While traveling the eastern United States, I often wonder what the area might have looked like before it was settled, logged off and conquered by a growing population moving west. I have imagined standing on top of...

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Toledo Peak trail choices serve both beginners and experts

October is a wonderful time to visit the mountains. After the leaves have fallen and you can see through the trees, the mountains reveal boulders, ravines and hidden places that were hidden during spring and summer. The...

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