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Pony Express National Historic Trail

The Pony Express relay system was the most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraphhttps://www.recreation.gov/marketing.do?goto=acm/Explore_And_More/exploreArticles/pony-express-national-historic-trail.htm

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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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When the Pony Express came to SF, it was party time

At 12:38 a.m. on April 14, 1860, the steamer Antelope pulled up to the Broadway wharf. It was carrying a small, gaily bedecked bay horse and rider, who earlier that day had galloped into Sacramento — the last relay station on a transcontinental journey that had begun in St. Joseph, Mo., 10½ days, 1,950 miles … Continued

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How the Pony Express linked an isolated SF to the country

The Pony Express, the short-lived mail service whose daring young riders and tireless horses raced back and forth across 2,000 miles of a mostly unexplored continent, fired the imagination of the entire country. But it may have had the greatest emotional resonance in San Francisco. Read More …

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Community Calendar – Glendo State Park

Pony Express program set GLENDO – The public is invited to Glendo State Park for a discussion on the history of the Pony Express, July 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Watch as Pony Express riders perform a mochila exchange. Following the exchange, there will be a presentation by the riders about the history of … Continued

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Generations of Casperites celebrate Parade Day traditions

National Pony Express Association riders participate in the Casper Parade Read More …

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The Pony Express makes a special delivery to the Cheyenne VAMC

The letter come from children in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade, thanking veterans for their service. According to riders with the Pony Express, the mail delivery service began in 1860 and though hand written letters are considered old fashioned now- in the 1800’s the Pony Express was twice as fast as the competitors. Read … Continued

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Wyoming Pony Express delivers letters of thanks to veterans

CHEYENNE – Dexter Green has celebrated Independence Day in several states across the nation. But the U.S. Armed Forces veteran said Saturday’s celebration at the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center is one that will always stand out in his mind. “It’s special everywhere you go,” he said. “This one I’ll never forget Read more

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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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Photos: National Pony Express Association pays riderless tribute

Wonderful tribute by the Utah Riders for George Lange. Incl. Patsy Lange, on her horse, Blaze, leads her husband George’s horse, Bingo, in a riderless horse tribute for George, who passed away in November into Murray Park as the National Pony Express Association holds its commemorative ride and passes through Utah on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Read … Continued