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
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 ….
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