WYOMING NEWS ARCHIVE
Casper, Wyoming – Casper residents saddled up for yet another ride in memorial of The Pony Express. The 10 day 2,000 mile ride started in Missouri and extends to California. The Pony Express, the 19 month long mail delivery service was beat out by the invention of the telegraph, but residents and history enthusiasts across … Continued
Over 150 years after the riders of the Pony Express carved their place in the history of the Western United States, a new generation saw the innovative mail system of the old west come alive Friday afternoon in Casper. It was a quick stop shortly before 3 p.m. at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, … Continued
A by-gone form of delivering mail is re-enacted every year to show and preserver history. Read more …..
There is something timeless in the sound of a horse’s hooves on the Wyoming prairie, the heat of the sun beating on a dusty rider as she crests a hill. While men may have penned the history of the West into books and letters, those stories stem from miles of hoof prints and the sweat … Continued
The 37th annual re-ride of the Pony Express National Historic Trail will pass through Casper at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. Read more ….
The Pony Express Re-Ride will carry mail just they did many years ago. The riders will cover a total of 1,966 miles from St. Joseph, Missouri all the way to Sacramento, California. The Pony Riders will ride day and night to make the 10 day trip. Read more …
The 2017 Pony Express Re-ride will come through Evanston this weekend on its way from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. This is the 157th year since the founding of the Pony Express, and the re-run is celebrated annually. This year’s Pony Express is running from June 5-15, and horse and rider relays will cover … Continued
UPDATE: The rider will be at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center at roughly 3pm Friday, June 9th. He should be at Fort Caspar around 3:45. ============================================================ It only existed for 19 months. but from 1860 to 1861, the start of the Civil War, the Pony Express was the fastest way to get a letter from … Continued
The Pony Express blazed a trail across the American frontier, horse slashing through the night, hoofs pounding the hard ground, slightly built rider hunched forward. Mile after mile they flew together, propelled by the motto later adopted as the creed of the postman, delivering the mail in the face of snow, sleet or hail. Read … Continued
Pony Express to deliver Valentine’s Day mail Pony Express Pony Express riders in southeast Wyoming are keeping history alive by delivering special mail for Valentine’s Day via horseback on a ride from Guernsey to Hartville. It’s an opportunity to do something unique for a loved one, said Southeast Wyoming Pony Express President Stephanie Goulart. “We … Continued