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THE STABLES OF ST. JOE

Dating from 1858, the redbrick building at 914 Penn St. in St. Joseph, Missouri, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places—and for good reason. It once housed horses at the starting point of the legendary Pony Express mail service. Though short in tenure, “the Pony’s” accomplishments and romance continue to capture the American imagination.

The original structure, known alternately as the Pony Express Stables or Pike’s Peak Stables, was a one-story, 60-by-125-foot wood-frame barn].

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