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Making Art in Extreme Conditions

The Pony Express was founded to address the need, promising the delivery of mail from Missouri to Sacramento in as few as ten days. Mounted horseman riding at a gallop replaced cumbersome stage coaches and, crucially, the 2000-mile route was served by 184 stations, each positioned less than 20 miles apart. Read more ……http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/making-art-in-extreme-conditions

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Nevada’s Fort Churchill

        Just one year after silver was discovered in the Comstock Lode, a band of Paiute and Bannock Indians attacked several white settlers at Williams Station about 30 miles east of Virginia City along the Carson River. The station was burned and several men were murdered. Read More ….

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Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association Field Day: Getting Better Every Year

A couple of them were newcomers to the hobby or Field Day itself. Participating in this event fired them up for more activity. Even when the laptops overheated, they pulled out paper and pens and continued turning the dials. And there were no disasters! The general meeting to be held July 1 will be a … Continued

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Pony Express relives, shares history

It’s 1860 and a young courier hops atop the fastest horse available and sets out across an arid landscape of prairie grass and sagebrush with his letters stowed safety in a leather saddle pouch called a “mochila.” He rides a certain distance to a relay station, where another young rider waits. The mochila is transferred … Continued

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Bringing in the mail

BRINGING THE MAIL

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Pony Express relives, shares history

It’s 1860 and a young courier hops atop the fastest horse available and sets out across an arid landscape of prairie grass and sagebrush with his letters stowed safety in a leather saddle pouch called a “mochila.” Read more ….

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Pony Express rider makes his way through South Lake Tahoe

The Pony Express Re-Ride 2017 is almost in the history books. The mochila (mailbag) was transferred to a rider at the Nevada/California state line at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night. That rider then went down Pioneer Trail to Echo Summit. Read more …..

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Pony Express Re-Ride Passes Through Carson Valley

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Pony Express re-ride made its way through Carson Valley this afternoon. 14-year-old Chloe Young (pictured) took the second leg of the ride on Flag Day. The ride departed St. Joseph, Mo., June 5, traveling the route of the historic Pony Express. Read more ….

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Old West comes through Carson City during Pony Express re-ride Wednesday

Imagine the year 1860 with vast wilderness and wide-open plains between Missouri and California. You’re one of the chosen riders on top of a horse with a mochila strapped on your saddle, navigating along the trail where unknown dangers lay ahead. You’re not on leisure trip, you’re one of a team of young men traveling … Continued

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Pony Express re-ride to cross Churchill, Lyon counties

Pony Express riders were scheduled to arrive at Cold Springs Tuesday night and then at Fort Churchill early Wednesday morning on their way toward Genoa. The Pony Express is expected to arrive in Carson City at 12:30 p.m.. Riders travel to Fuji Park and then across to Jacks Valley Road along the old trail. Read … Continued