Caldor Fire scar treks show Pony Express Trail reclaimation
Prior to the Caldor Fire, Don Bailey, longtime volunteer for the Tahoe Rim Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Pony Express had been rerouting the trail away from the highway. Just after completing the project Caldor came in and demolished five bridges along the Pony Express trail. Two and a half miles of the trail that was … Continued
Book Review: “The Pony Express: True Tales and Frontier Legends”
Long-time newspaper columnist and author John L. Smith has just dropped on us his latest in a series of thin paperbacks devoted to recounting the exploits and discoveries of some of the most colorful characters who shaped Nevada and the West. Smith’s 77-page “The Pony Express: True Tales and Frontier Legends” is the fifth in … Continued
Pony Express rides strong and hard
GUERNSEY—Nary an entrepreneur has been able to avoid a failed venture—short-run businesses are not unusual for a variety of reasons…….the members of the National Pony Express Association who reenact the mission each year in June. On as near to the original trail as possible from St. Joe to Sacramento, 700-plus riders saddle up and carry mail … Continued
Rider Sid McBridge and horse Lad prepare to gallop down Mother Lode Drive to complete their portion of the Pony Express National Historic Trail Thursday morning near the El Dorado Y. Members of the National Pony Express Association recreate….. Read More….
Pony Express Re-ride gallops through Genoa
Eight States. Over 750 riders. 1,966 miles. The Pony Express Re-ride galops through Genoa on Wednesday. The re-ride takes place every June. Read More….
The pony express is galloping into Sacramento. Relive 2021 XP Ride Send-off.
This week, Sacramentans can watch the Pony Express ride again as the last leg of the 44th annual “re-ride” closes out in Old Sacramento. Read more and watch video…..
Remembering the Pony Express and Salt Lake’s role in its history
SALT LAKE CITY — Cindy Toone glanced over as a light-rail train car buzzed through Main Street in front of her Friday, quickly comparing it to a revolutionary idea from over 150 years ago. “It could be said that the Pony Express was the first rapid transit, the first fast mail line across the continent,” … Continued
Pony Express trots through Carson City
A relay race of lone riders carrying express mail came through Carson City on Wednesday. The Pony Express is holding its annual re-ride… Read More…
Big crowd greets Pony Express Re-ride in Nevada’s oldest town
A throng of cell-phone and camera wielding onlookers greeted the Pony Express Re-rider to Genoa around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday. As the two riders galloped into town a cheer went up. Read More…