Pony Express Station
Station was operated by Henry J. Faust, who was a native of Germany.
He went to California from Missouri with the 1849 Gold Rush. He
wasnt too successful with his endeavor and, since he had joined
the Mormon Church, came to Utah in 1851. In 1860 he accepted a position
as a station manager and part-time rider with the Pony Express.
He and his wife survived a narrow escape with Indians while living
at Faust. In 1870 Henry packed up and moved to Salt Lake City where
he engaged in the livery stable business. The Faust monument can
be seen about 30 miles south of Tooele on state Route 36 and five
miles from Vernon. Pres. James E. Faust of the LDS Church First
Presidency, has family ties to this historic place. Below is a picture
of the original Faust Cemetery, which contains the graves of more
than 12 people who lived in Faust.
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