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Rockwell Station

About 1800 feet due west prominent on the Overland Stage and Pony Express Route 1858 to 1868 kept by Orrin Porter Rockwell.
This monument was constructed of stone from the old station.
Note: The westbound Pony Express riders proceeded south along today’s State Street to the next station south of the Utah State Prison. This was at Orrin Porter Rockwell’s Hot Springs Brewery Hotel—a popular stopping point for travelers. Rockwell kept the station on the Pony Express route from 1858–1868. A stone monument was constructed from stone from the old station and was found at the southeast corner of the prison compound, until it was moved when the new Freeway was built.

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