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Kansas Historical Marker

Hollenberg Ranch And The Pony Express

Kansas State Historical Marker
Washington County
US-36, Washington County
11 miles west of Marysville
      Begun in 1858, the Hollenberg Ranch, four miles north and one mile east of here, seved as a stop on the Oregon-California Trail until the late 1860s. Gerat and Sophia Hollenberg, German emigrants, sold food and other supplies, lodging, and draft animals to passing travelers. Settlers, freighters, soldiers, stagecoach passengers, and Pony Express riders all stopped there.