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Pony Express in Nevada

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Pony Express in Nevada game quiz
"Grab your mail bag, hop on your horse, grab the reins and head out for your next station!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. How many pony express stations were established in Nevada?
    29
    39
    19
    49


2. In White Pine County, in Eastern Nevada, this pony express stop also was the site of a United States Army fort. Name it.
    Fort Egan
    Fort Schellbourne
    Fort Tippett
    Fort Butte


3. Were any Pony Express riders killed in the line of duty in Nevada?
    Yes
    No


4. At the eastern border of Nevada, which was the first Pony Express Station at the time the line shut down in 1861?
    Ten Mile Station
    Six Mile Station
    Eight Mile Station
    Four Mile Station


5. What was the largest town the Pony Express passed through in Nevada?
    Tonopah
    Carson City
    Reno
    Elko


6. Did the Pony Express Trail go through Virginia City?
    Yes
    No


7. In Lander County, one of the stations was located in a town that served as the county seat. In 1861, which town was the county seat?
    Battle Mountain
    Austin
    Jacobsville
    Yankee Blade


8. This was the most prominent fort on the Pony Express Trail and has become a Nevada State Park.
    Fort Churchill
    Fort Genoa
    Fort Ruby
    Fort Reno


9. One of the Nevada stations was at Dayton. Historically, what is Dayton's claim to fame?
    Heaviest recorded snow fall in Nevada
    First discovery of silver in Nevada
    First discovery of gold in Nevada
    Hottest recorded temperature in Nevada


10. What was the approximate average mileage that a Pony Express rider traveled for his assigned leg?
    38
    28
    33
    23


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