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Gothenburg Pony Express Station Gearing up for the Summer Tourist Season

As temperatures begin to warm and signs of spring slowly begin to emerge, the folks at the Pony Express Station Museum, located at Ehmen Park in Gothenburg, are busy preparing for the upcoming tourism season.   Read More…..

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22 things to do in 2022……………………in western Nebraska

Pony Express Re-Ride — June 7-June 9 Two riders in the 2021 Pony Express Re-Ride travel down Old Oregon Trail Road shortly after leaving a stop at the Scotts Bluff National Monument. The Pony Express Re-Ride will be back in western Nebraska June 7-June 9, 2022. Star-Herald File Photo Each year, the Pony Express Re-Ride. … Continued

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Some will receive special cards & letters, via ‘Pony Express’

What could be more festive in central Nebraska than receiving a beautiful Christmas greeting via Pony Express? Since approximately 2000, the local members of the National Pony Express Association have been carrying holiday greetings on horseback during a Christmas Reride. This year the reride was held on Dec. 11.   Continue Reading………

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High Plains Christmas returns to Legacy of the Plains

High Plains Christmas made its return with a full slate of events on Saturday at the Legacy of the Plains Museum. The museum offered a soup or hot dog lunch, wagon and carriage rides and cowboy coffee. When the clock struck noon, Pony Express rider Casey Debus made her grand entrance to pick up children’s … Continued

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Pony Express re-ride set for Dec. 11

The Central Nebraska Pony Express rides again on Dec. 11. Those wishing to can address Christmas cards to friends or family anywhere in the world, affix the appropriate postage and deposit cards in the Pony Express Mailbox at Wilson Public Library in Cozad, the Gothenburg Public Library or the Gothenburg State Bank in Brady now … Continued

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Pump on the prairie A ranch southeast of Brady acted as a pioneer ‘Kwik Stop’ for Oregon Trail travelers

…………..Some 160 years ago, John and Jeremiah Gilman’s “road ranch” southeast of present-day Brady was one of the best-known Lincoln County (Nebraska) oases along the Oregon-California Trail. Nothing remains of the cabins, stables and Pony Express station where the Nebraska City brothers planted roots in 1859 rather than continue to Colorado’s gold fields…………..    Read … Continued

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History Comes Alive In Annual Re-Ride

Each year the National Pony Express Association hosts the annual Pony Express Re-Ride as a way of promoting and preserving the history of the famed Pony Express. While last year’s ride was cancelled due to the pandemic, this year the riders and horses were ready for the nearly 2,000-mile journey. Of course, one of the … Continued

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Pony Express Re-Ride trots through Thayer, Jefferson counties

HEBRON, NE — One mile at a time, the Pony Express Re-Ride is galloping through history. The annual reenactment of the short-lived cross-country mail service came through southeast Nebraska Friday afternoon. Dick Heinrichs of Hebron rode part of the stretch from Oak to Alexandria.  Continue Reading….

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Pony Express Re-Ride gallops into North Platte

Good thing the National Pony Express Association had one year left to mark the 160th anniversary of the reason it exists. Western Nebraska horsemen and horsewomen provided the incoming and outgoing riders who handed off the 2021 Pony Express Re-Ride’s telltale mail pouch Thursday afternoon at Osgood Elementary School in North Platte.    Continue Reading…

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WATCH NOW: Pony Express rides again across Panhandle

Riders lined up along Highway 92 heading west with the group of riders participating in the Pony Express Re-Ride on June 23.  Continue Reading…