Hollenberg Pony Express Station to Honor Wounded Veteran

Date: Friday, July 15, 2011 Time: 10:00 am
Location:  Show map Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site
2889 23rd Road
Hanover, KS
Phone: 785-337-2635
The Kansas Historical Society announced that Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site will honor wounded veteran Eric Monk at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 15. Monk fought in the War on Terrorism. He is one of a group of students from Hill College, Hillsboro, TX, that is visiting Hollenberg Pony Express Station as part of a seven-day tour of the Chisholm, Santa Fe, Oregon, and Overland trails. The site is located at 2889 23rd Road near Hanover. For more information call 785-337-2635.

Site administrator Duane Durst invites motorcycle riders to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Pony Express brick mural parking lot on the northwest corner of the junction of U.S. Highway 36 and K-148. Riders will accompany Monk as he rides to the site.

About the site: In 1857 Gerat Hollenberg built a one-room cabin on his land, sure that he could improve his mercantile business by locating it closer to the St. Joseph Branch of the Oregon-California Trail. A century and a half later, the cabin remains to help tell the stories of the pioneers on the trail, the Pony Express riders, and the Hollenberg family. The Hollenberg cabin, designated a National Historic Landmark, has been preserved and includes hands-on exhibits geared toward children. The visitor center and museum houses exhibits on westward expansion and the Pony Express. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site is one of 16 historic sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society.

The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The Historical Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities.
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