Hollenberg Pony Express Station - About
Gerat H. Hollenberg had lived an adventurous life before he came to Kansas Territory in 1854. A native of Germany, he sailed to the United States in the late 1840s. There he joined a party of men who spent the next several years searching for gold in South America and Australia, and in the great California Gold Rush of 1849. more
After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as a state historic site. In 1966 the site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Friends of Hollenberg Station support the site through event planning and fundraising. For more information call 785-337-2635.
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