A crowd gathered outside of the Folsom History Museum Thursday morning, June 15 as The National Pony Express Association celebrated it’s 157th anniversary by conducting a re-run of the famed mail service, and they attracted a good share of wide eyes of all ages as they arrived in the heart of Historic Folsom. Commemorative letters and personal … 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 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 ….
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 ….
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 ….
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