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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
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 ….
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 …..
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 ….
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
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
The Pony Express Re-ride crossed into Nevada and was at Overland Pass at 1:55 a.m. Monday. The latest report from the trail was that the rider reached Grubb’s Well at 8:05 a.m., two hours and five minutes behind schedule. Read more ….
Much has been written about the Pony Express and the place it has occupied in the History of the American West. Many of the stories written about the Pony Express were romanticized fictional accounts. One true story about the Pony Express that is well documented is the exciting adventures of of Pony Bob Haslam. Read … Continued
While the Pony Express rider isn’t expected in Genoa until mid-afternoon on Flag Day, Mormon Station State Park will celebrate the annual re-ride three days earlier. A free program featuring a park ranger talking about the history of the Pony Express is 3 p.m. June 11. Read More …