Captain Albert Tracy on April 7, 1860 reported that the station at the mouth of Echo Canyon was being used for a system of relays known as the “Pony Express.” The next day he was passed by Dave, the Express Boy, on his Kentucky Racer going east in a snow storm. John Ridge in July 1861 stated that a good supper can be had at Weber Station.
James E. Bromley, division superintendent from Pacific Springs, Wyoming to Salt lake City for the Pony Express Company settled at this site.
Originally there were two wood buildings at the site, the station and the stables. More substantial buildings were built later to serve the stage line and then the railroad. These original two buildings stood at this site. Later on Echo City was laid out by the Union Pacific Railroad.
Another historic marker in Henefer reads:
Along the entire trail, from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California, “horse stations” were established every 40 to 80 miles, providing riders with meals, lodging, and fresh mounts. “Swing stations” were 8 to 12 miles apart, offering water and a change of horses.
Russell, Majors, and Waddell, owners of the Central Overland California & Pike’s Peak Express Company, employed James E. Bromley to establish and operate Weber Station. The station was located about 5 miles to the southeast, at the mouth of Echo Canyon. Local residents James and William Hennefer or Charles and Louisa Richins would have seen young riders William Page and George Little gallop by on the way to and from “Bromley’s Station.”
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