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Ingenuity in Connection From the Pony Express

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — For a very brief moment in time, swift communication in this country began and ended here at a set of modest stables located along the lush winding shores of the Missouri River. Read More …

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NPEA Annual Re-ride Starts in St. Joseph, Missouri

More than 700 riders began the mail service trip by horse in Missouri on Monday, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald reported. They’ll travel nearly 2,000 miles via the Pony Express National Historic Trail through Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California by June 15. Read more ….

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WATCH: The Pony Express rides again

Coverage of the start of the 2017 Re-Ride at the Patee house Watch Video…

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Pony Express re-ride highlights city’s Old West roots

It was two women who took off from the Patee House Museum on horseback yesterday for the annual Pony Express Reride. Riders Penny Orrick and Kristin King saddled up and took off in front of a crowd of about 60 people for the first leg of the 157-year anniversary of the Pony Express. This was … Continued

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Annual re-ride brings Pony Express history back to life in 2,000 mile journey

The Pony Express re-ride starts Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Patee House in St. Joseph to begin the 10-day adventure to deliver mail to Sacramento, California. Each year, the re-ride follows the original trail as close as possible using surrounding roads. This year 600 riders will take turns to transport the mail over … Continued

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Marking city’s most famous beginning and ending

St. Joseph has always laid claim to being the place where the Pony Express started and Jesse James ended. Monday marked the 157th and 135th anniversaries of those events, respectively. Both legendary events took place on April 3 but 22 years apart. Johnny Fry took off from the Patee House in 1860, and the infamous … Continued