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Artnet Pony Express Plaque Auction

Pony Express Patinated Bronze Plaque by Artist Alexander Phimister Proctor Sold at Auction.    Read More….  

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Pony Express Re-Ride to gallop through rural Nevada

The Pony Express National Re-Ride is bringing history to life, following the route over which mail was delivered by horseback in 1860 and 1861. The National Pony Express Association rallies volunteers each June to hit the historic trail which Pony Express riders once followed. The 2024 endeavor is planned from June 17 to 27, 24 … Continued

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Horses Gallop Into Limelight With New Postage Stamps To Debut at Pony Express Re-Ride

The U.S. Postal Service will release Horses, a set of five new stamps that pay tribute to the unwavering loyalty, tireless dedication and wild beauty of America’s equines. The first-day-of issue ceremony will be held before the start of the 164th Pony Express Re-Ride.   Read More….

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Pony Express riders will travel through Kansas again

The Pony Express will ride again, at least for 10 days in June. The Pony Express was an express mail delivery service that traveled between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. Read More…..

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1861 Pony Express cover sells for $885,000 in April 30 H.R. Harmer Erivan sale

A fabulous 1861 Pony Express cover in H.R. Harmer’s April 30 auction of the 10th and final part of the massive Erivan collection of United States and Confederate States postal history realized $885,000. That impressive sum includes the 18 percent buyer’s premium that H.R. Harmer adds to all sold lots. The Wells, Fargo & Co. … Continued

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THIS PATIENT RIDER SPENT MONTHS RETRACING THE PONY EXPRESS ON HORSEBACK

When the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Co. launched the Pony Express on April 3, 1860, fanfare for the new express mail service made newspaper headlines from New York to San Francisco. The cheers came loudest from California ………..   Read More…

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Pony Express Historian Wants Fort Caspar Museum To Get Piece Of $1.5M Collection

A noted Pony Express historian and collector died in 2021 with a wish to give much of his $1.5 million collection to the Fort Caspar Museum, but the museum would have to expand to accommodate it.   Read More………

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How one of America’s biggest failures paved the way for Tahoe’s Highway 50

Most people who have driven the segment of U.S. Highway 50 from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe have probably felt the frustration of slowing down to 35 mph thanks to traffic or icy roads. But in 1860, going 30 mph would have been the top speed on the road — and it would have only … Continued

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Council approves funds for Pony Express statue repairs

The Pony Express Monument is set to receive $175,000 in funding for much-needed repairs. The St. Joseph City Council voted 9-0-0 in unanimous favor of the funds at Monday night’s meeting. The $175,000 will come from American Rescue Plan Act funds and will go toward repairing the granite base of the statue, along with other … Continued

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Discover the Museum that Features Horses as Mail Carriers

The Pony Express was a short-lived mail-carrying system that required riders to deliver mail on horseback. Stretching an incredible 1,966 miles long, the Pony Express trail began in St. Joseph, Missouri and ended in Sacramento, California. The Pony Express National Museum commemorates the journey and sacrifices made by riders of the Pony Express, acknowledging their contribution to connecting … Continued

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