Reports from the Trail: Stories
Wyoming Sweetwater Chapter - Christmas Card Ride
FROM: Melissa Misner
Photos from the Annual Convention by Stephanie Goulart
FROM: Stephanie Goulart
Photos from the Annual Convention by Larry Carpenter in Torrington, WY. Sept 7 &8, 2018 Note: If you have photos to submit from the event, please email them to NationalPonyExpress@gmail.com Photo: Stephanie Goulart Chuckwagon DinnerPhoto: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Chuckwagon DinnerPhoto: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart
Annual Convention - Torrington, WY - photos from Larry
FROM: NPEA Convention
Photos from the Annual Convention by Larry Carpenter in Torrington, WY. Sept 7 &8, 2018 Note: If you have photos to submit from the event, please email them to NationalPonyExpress@gmail.com Participants were able visit Officer and enlisted, and Surgeon’s Quarters, and Quartermasters Buildings. The role of the Pony Express was explained. Submitted by Larry Carpenter An interpretative Ranger gave a Tour of the grounds and buildings. Submitted by Larry Carpenter A Tour was made to Fort Laramie, on Thursday, Sept 6. Submitted by Larry Carpenter Bill Hill, Wyoming Division, Continue Reading
2018 Pony Express Re-ride South of Evanston, Wyoming
FROM: Susan Gerrard
The riders are south of Evanston, Wyoming.
Jeff K7BCV and Sue Cauhape KI7CTT - Cold Springs to Railroad Pass
FROM: Sue Cauhape KI7CTT
Jeff Cauhape K7BCV, Sue Cauhape KI7CTT, Justin Nunn KI7CGJ, and Mary Nunn KI7CGI followed the Pony section that went from Cold Springs to Railroad Pass over Basque Summit of the Desatoya Range. Jeff was looking forward to not having to set up camp and a station on some blustery mountaintop. Justin and Mary wanted to learn what was involved in following the Pony so they could participate next year. In this canyon, cell phone as well as radio signals are intermittent. We used the 147.345 repeater in Fallon (thank you, Continue Reading
RIDE FOR THE BRAND!!
FROM: Bob Heykoop
“RIDE FOR THE BRAND!! What an honor to get to participate in a slice of American History this past week. From 1860 -1861 the US Mail was carried between St Joseph MO & Sacramento CA by the PONY EXPRESS. Each year in June over 750 riders, riding 24/7, participate in the re-ride carrying the mail 1966 miles in 10 days. The NPEA is a world class organization that has coordinated the re-ride for 40 years. A big thank you to Les Bennington, Ron & Kathy L. Atkinson, Kristine Salisbury Hayduk,, Continue Reading
Buffalo soldier from Kanas city at the pattie house with rider and mail.
FROM: Dean Atkin
Buffalo Soldiers greet Pony Express
FROM: George Pettigrew
The Buffalo Soldiers greeted the final Pony Express riders following a 1667 mile mail delivery from Sacramento, California to St. Joseph, Missouri. A thousand letters were delivered to the Patee House pony express station on the 40th anniversary of this historic reride. The Alexander/Madison Chapter of the Kansas City Buffalo Soldiers was proud to welcome the final riders of the historic Pony Express Re-Ride 2018. The Alexander/Madison Chapter of the Kansas City Buffalo Soldiers was proud to welcome the final riders of the historic Pony Express Re-Ride 2018. The, Continue Reading
Last leg of the Kansas ride
FROM: Melva Sanner
Last leg of the Kansas ride. Started the ride way behind schedule and hotter than H. Will finish up just a few minutes behind schedule, raining and 75 degrees. Good ride!!!!
PE Re-Ride Cozad to Overton
FROM: Cathy Stevens
Due to heat & humidity the mail was late getting to Cozad. PE riders had time to visit & reconnect with each other. Then as Team Captain Mitch Ziebell swears us in, the full moon created a special moment s you look around and see your friends faces highlighted! Then Dee & Breyer start us off, running past a skunk in the ditch in the first mile. Shoestring lights on the back of their trailer worked as their guide. Cathy & BlackJack rode next at a nice trot, no wildlife., Continue Reading