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By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Across The Fence: Old Julesburg brought plenty of 'new' to the area


Tucked neatly in the crook of Nebraska's Panhandle, Sedgwick (Colo.) County has bragging rights to the only two Pony Express stations in the state.

Following the southern banks of the South Platte River, the Pony Express dipped down into the extreme northeast corner of Colorado Territory after leaving Diamond Springs. The first westbound stop in Colorado was South Platte and the second was Julesburg. Following the Overland Stage route, the Pony Express took advantage of the existing stage stop where Jules Beni had established a trading post nearly a decade earlier.

It was in the early 1850s...

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Reader Comments

DailySquirrel writes:

Thanks for this story. As a Julesburg native, I appreciate your sharing the rich history of our little town, one which a lot of former and current Julesburgites don't fully know. I don't live there anymore, but still have some good memories; your story brought a few more.


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