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Ceremony at the Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Ceremony at the Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: July 14, 1963
Four photographs showing a ceremony at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station marking the location as a registered National Historic Landmark. The three men pictured by the monument are S. Sohl, M. Mattes, and L. Dieker. The Hollenberg ranch house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Dedication of the Pony Express monument, Washington County, Kansas

Dedication of the Pony Express monument, Washington County, Kansas
Date: August 14, 1964
Several photographs of the dedication ceremony for the Pony Express monument in Washington County, Kansas. Waddell F. Smith and Leo Dieker help with the unveiling of the monument. In 1857, Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg established a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and earlier as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


G. H. Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

G. H. Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: Between 1930 and 1949
A photograh of the Hollenberg ranch house in Washington County, Kansas. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


G. H. Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

G. H. Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A photograph of the G. H. Hollenberg ranch house in Washington County, Kansas. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Great express enterprise! From Leavenworth to Sacramento in ten days!

Great express enterprise! From Leavenworth to Sacramento in ten days!
Creator: Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kan.)
Date: January 30, 1860
A newspaper illustration used with an article on the Pony Express. The article was published in the Leavenworth Daily Times.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Hanover, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Hanover, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1949
This is a postcard photo of the exterior of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Hanover, Kansas. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and earlier as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Dieker, Leo
Date: 1943
This is a photograph of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, after its restoration, in Hanover in Washington County, Kansas. The station was named for Gerat Henry Hollenberg, who built it in 1859 and operated it as the westernmost Pony Express station in Kansas. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and earlier, as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board
Date: 1963
Several photographs of the Pony Express Station in Washington County, Kansas. The station, originally a ranch house, was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, for people traveling on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 it was operated as a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station historical marker, Hanover, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express Station historical marker, Hanover, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1980
A photograph of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station historical marker in Hanover, Kansas. This station was established in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and earlier, as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


Hollenberg Pony Express station, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express station, Washington County, Kansas
Date: 1955
This photograph represents the Hollenberg Pony Express station. The Station was built in 1857 by Gerat Hollenberg and his wife on the Oregon-California trail for travelers. Originally operating as a way station, the building functioned as the pony express station from 1860 to 1861. Purchased by the Kansas Legislature in 1941, the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1961.


Hollenberg Ranch State Park Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg Ranch State Park Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Date: 1965
These two photographs represent individual views of the Hollenberg Ranch which later operated as the Hollenberg Pony Express Station from 1860 to 1861 in Washington County, Kansas along the Oregon-California Trail. Purchased by the Kansas Legislature in 1941, the property was listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1961.


Hollenberg Ranch State Park Pony Express Station marker

Hollenberg Ranch State Park Pony Express Station marker
Date: 1955
This photograph shows a marker identifying the Hollenberg Ranch State Park in Washington County, Kansas. Built in 1857 by Gerat Hollenberg and his wife as a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, it operated as a Pony Express Station from 1860 to 1861. Purchase in 1941 by the Kansas Legislature, the property was listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1961.


Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Date: 1955
A photograph of an outbuilding near the Hollenberg ranch house in Washington County, Kansas. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A photograph of the Hollenberg ranch house in Washington County, Kansas. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
Three views of the Hollenberg ranch house. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Interior views of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station

Interior views of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station
Date: 1964
These are several interior views of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County, Kansas. The station, originally a ranch house, was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, for people traveling on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 it was operated as a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Nemaha County historic house

Nemaha County historic house
Date: 1870-1890
This photograph shows an early way station on the main trail across Nemaha County, Kansas, near Seneca. The house was known as "Log Chain" and was a station route on the Pony Express.


Nemaha County historic house

Nemaha County historic house
Date: 1870-1890
This photographs shows an early way station on the main trail across Nemaha County, Kansas, near Seneca. The house was known as "Log Chain" and was a station route on the Pony Express.


Pony Express

Pony Express
Date: Between April 1860 and October 1861
Photo of a painting of an Overland Pony Express rider passing men installing poles in the ground, unidentified location. The poles may support telegraph wires. Photographed by Savage of Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, from a painting by George M. Ottinger.


Pony Express

Pony Express
Date: Between April 1860 and October 1861
Photograph of a drawing showing a Pony Express station and riders.


Pony Express Station, Marysville, Kansas

Pony Express Station, Marysville, Kansas
Date: Unknown
This is a drawing on a postcard of the Pony Express Station in Marysville, Kansas.


Pony Express event, Cimarron, Kansas

Pony Express event, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: May 1, 1941
These are four photographs of a Pony Express event in Cimarron, Kansas. Several buildings and a number of automobiles are visible. The Pony Express run, on a route of about 470 miles, began a statewide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Coronado's exploration of Kansas.


Six gun to 61

Six gun to 61
Creator: Kansas. Centennial Commission
Date: 1960
This film by the Kansas Centennial Commission commemorates 100 years of Kansas statehood with an overview of Kansas history. The twenty-five minute film begins with the Louisiana Purchase and ends with President Eisenhower's speech in Abilene, Kansas, in 1959. The film was produced by the University of Kansas Television-Film Center with assistance from the Kansas Historical Society, and it was written and directed by Robert D. Brooks and J. William Walker.


The Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company

The Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company
Creator: Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company
Date: April 03, 1862
This account statement and indication of payment from The Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company to Gerat H. Hollenberg, Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Hanover, Kansas. In 1858, Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg established a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail. In 1860, they operated a pony express station.


Theodore Hyatt to Lucy Gaylord Pomeroy

Theodore Hyatt to Lucy Gaylord Pomeroy
Creator: Hyatt, Theodore
Date: April 12, 1860
Theodore Hyatt of New York wrote this letter to Lucy Pomeroy, the wife of S. C. Pomeroy, concerning business affairs and life in Atchison, Kansas Territory. He expressed his hope that the railroad troubles had been resolved, and thanked Mrs. Pomeroy for inviting Theodore Hyatt, Jr. to come visit the Pomeroy family in the Kansas Territory. The letter concluded with a brief mention of his brother, Thaddeus Hyatt, who was still imprisoned in Washington, D.C. According to Theodore, Thaddeus "appears to enjoy his condition exceedingly" and was feeling better every day.


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