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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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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Simpson’s exploration made the Pony Express Trail possible

“My dependence, however, is in a higher power And as He has never yet failed to help me  In the straits of life through which I have passed I am still encouraged to believe that He will...

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Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Capt. Simpson led the way for Pony Express Trail’s creation

Before heading west over Lookout Pass on the Pony Express Trail, I want to mention an establishment in Vernon that may later be helpful as you’re out in the West Desert. That place is Sondra’s Silver Sage...

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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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