The Pony Express mail service only lasted for 18 months. But, its relay riders have forever been lauded in the lore of the American west. Pony Express Home Station #1 was the first main stop west of Saint Joseph MO.
Today, the restored barn and a museum tell the story of that venture and the history of the town. Marysville also played host to the Overland Stagecoach company, a ferry, and emigrants crossing on the Oregon and California trails.
The barn held typical items in a stable, blacksmith shop, and a bunk for the rider; just as it would have been back then. Relics of that era were displayed in the museum, and a guided tour by a docent explained it all.
About three blocks from the museum was the City Park which provided free camping for the night. Electric, water, and restrooms were provided. A short walk would get you to a playground and the city swimming pool. What a find!
Camp: Marysville City Park drycamp
Scene: Barn, museum, historic artifacts