P O N Y E X P R E S S R E - R I D E J U N E 2 0 1 7 IN 13DAYS
Here Comes the Pony!
OUR MISSION IS TO IDENTIFY AND PRESERVE
THE PONY EXPRESS
NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL
TODAY AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

EVENTS

2017 Re-Ride St. Joseph, Missouri

Jun 5th 3:00–3:30 pm
St. Joseph,

2017 Re-Ride Kansas

Jun 5th–Jun 6th
Kansas

2017 Re-Ride Nebraska

Jun 6th–Jun 11th
Nebraska

2017 Re-Ride Colorado

Jun 8th 3:30–7:00 am
Colorado

2017 Re-Ride Wyoming

Jun 8th–Jun 11th
Wyoming

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THE BRAVE RIDERS OF THE
PONY EXPRESS
HELPED SPREAD
IMPORTANT NEWS,
SHRINK
A CONTINENT,
AND BIND
A NATION
THAT WAS BEING TORN APART
BY CIVIL WAR.

The Pony Express has fascinated Americans since its first riders hit the leather in April 1860. It traveled 1,966 miles between Missouri and California in 10 days or less! This innovative mail service lasted only 19 months, but won a permanent place in the history of the American West.

The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) strives to keep the spirit and memory of the Pony Express alive. NPEA was established in 1978 to honor the memory and endeavors of the Pony Express riders of 1860-1861 and to identify, preserve, and mark the original Pony Express route through the eight states it crossed: Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California.

In 1992, Congress added the trail to the National Trails System as a Historic Trail, administered by the National Park Service. With the creation of the Pony Express National Historic Trail the association became the primary non-federal advocate for the preservation of the designated national historic trail.