Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Black Rock Station competes for ‘bleakest outpost on the trail’

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 entailed some Pony Express Trail rider’s journal histories. “It’s a thankless life we lead —...

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

It is a fun adventure to go into the desert and look for geodes

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 entailed the Bittner Knoll and Pyramid Peak area. “Use the Bible all the time. The...

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Bittner Knoll, Pyramid Peak offer other-worldly viewscapes

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 entailed the Dugway Pass area. The exciting adventures of Pony Express Trail riders make for...

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Thursday, May 11th, 2017

From the rim of Dugway Pass, much area history unfolds

“Over every mountain there is a path though it may not be seen from the valley.” —Theodore Roethke Editor’s note: This is another installment in a multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County....

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Stories of hardship and death encircle remote Dugway Station

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” —Antoine De Saint-Exupery 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...

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

‘No Legs’ left an indelible mark on Egan and the West Desert

“Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known.” —Carl Sagan 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 entailed the Old River Bed...

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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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