This site is probably located one and one-half miles southeast of Ovid, in Sedgwick County, Colorado. Sources generally agree on the location of the Julesburg Station site and its identity as a Pony Express and stage station. On the L. & P.P. Express Co. station list, it was probably called Upper Crossing, South Platte or Morrell's Crossing. In 1859, Jules Reni established a trading post at the site and served as station keeper for the Pike's Peak stage line and the Pony Express. At Julesburg, Pony Express riders and stages crossed the South Platte and took the California Road/Overland Trail to Lodgepole Creek. (NPS)
Sam and Orion spent about an hour in Julesburg changing stagecoach rigs. Twain refers to it as Juslesburg or Overland City. Jules Reni was reportedly killed by Jack Slade in 1861. Modern Julesburg was founded in 1884 on a site several miles north of the station site.