Sherrill Halbert, Sacramento jurist and amateur historian, served as a director of the Pony Express Centennial Association
from 1958-1961. He was administrator of many Association Projects including the creation of trail markers and penned about
twenty "Pony Express Days" vignettes. The collection consists of Halbert's own correspondence, speeches, and writings on
the Pony Express. It also includes correspondence, clippings, maps, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to the activities
of the Centennial Association.
The Pony Express Centennial Association was incorporated for the purpose of "recognizing, marking and honoring the historical
epoch of the Pony Express" (1958). It was organized by Utah Governor George Dewey, with the cooperation of other Governors
of states in which the Pony Express operated. Waddell Smith (great-grandson of one of the original partners of the Pony Express)
became President of the Association and twenty-two prominent historians and other citizens became at-large Directors. One
of these was Sacramento jurist and amateur historian, Sherrill Halbert (1958-1961). He was adminstrator of many Association
projects including the creation of trail markers. Halbert also penned about twenty "Pony Express Days" vignettes.
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