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Pony Express Riders collect and transport holiday mail

COZAD, Neb. —  Pony Express Riders acted as specially-appointed mail couriers once again – this time for the holidays. Members of the Central Nebraska Pony Express Association gathered at Cozad’s Wilson Public Library to carry two special bags to Gothenburg for a Christmas card ride.   Read More …

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Pony Express Christmas Card Ride is Saturday – Cozad, NE

The Central Nebraska Pony Express will make its seventh-annual Christmas Card Ride on Saturday. Read More …

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Prepare for Christmas like the pioneers

GERING, Neb. – Christmas is coming. What better way to start preparations than the way our ancestors did in the nineteenth century. Scotts Bluff National Monument, Legacy of the Plains Museum, Chimney Rock National Historic Site and the Melbeta Post Office will be hosting a variety of activities that evoke Christmases of the past on … Continued

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Rock Creek Station

History about  Rock Creek Station in NE   Read More…

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Westward Ho: Pony Express re-ride travels through Dawson County

It has been 157 years since the first Pony Express riders raced across the country, and Americans are still enthralled with the history of it. Nothing quite says ‘Old West’ like the Pony Express. Read More …

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Back in Nebraska’s saddle once again

The sleepy world was just opening its eyes as I drove across flat Nebraska farmland shortly after dawn June 7. I was headed out to Fort Kearny, where a Pony Express re-enactment rider would arrive around 7 a.m. Read more ….

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Pony Express trots through 157th year, locals ride

Although the 157th, 1,966-mile commemorative Re-Ride began June 5 at the former headquarters for the pony express in St. Joseph, Mo., and is now bound for Sacramento, Calif., the Nebraska Division of the National Pony Express Association began its ride March 1 at the State Capitol in Lincoln. Read more ….

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Pony Express gallops through the Valley

Back in 1860,  a small group of riders for the Pony Express would make the ten day trek from Missouri to California to deliver letters. Despite lasting less than two years, the legacy of the nearly 2,000 mile route lives on today. Read more ….

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Pony Express passes through Dawson County

GOTHENBURG — A Pony Express station on private land was opened to the public briefly on Wednesday as the National Pony Express Association Re-ride passed through the area. Midway Station, located three miles south of Gothenburg and a mile to the east on the 96 Ranch, was the site of a mochila hand-off during the … Continued

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The 2017 Pony Express Re-Ride Makes It’s Way Through Nebraska.

South of Gothenburg on the 96 Ranch sits the well preserved, original Gothenburg Midway Pony Express Station. This was the sight of one of the hand-offs during the 2017 National Pony Express Re-Ride. Just before taking off, riders gathered at the sight to sign the mochila that carries over a thousand letters. Read more ….