Many significant historic artifacts were recovered from the well within the Pony Express Stables. These artifacts date from after 1881 when a shipping and transfer company used the stables; these are not artifacts associated with the Pony Express. The well was filled after piped water became available.

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The well was filled to the top with soil and debris.












A ladder was needed as the well got deeper.







The archaeologists digging in the well finally hit water. The lining of the well continued below the level of the water.







Safely excavating the well required a hoisting machine, water pumps, and an air pump.







A selection of glass and china artifacts from the well.







More artifacts as they were recovered from the well.







Hundreds of doll size china cup and saucer sets had been dumped down the well, probably from a damaged shipment. They were found 6 ft. below the mouth (top) of the well.







Beer Mug from the well.







Fragmentary of a porcelain doll's head from the fill within the well.







Doll size teapot and saucer from the well fill.







One of four pressed glass bowls found in the well fill.







Glass chimney to the kerosene lamp found in the well fill.







China pitcher and basin set from the fill within the well.




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