PLATTE COUNTY – A lot of kids today have heard of FedEx, but there is a delivery organization that was started in 1860 and still carries mail today. They rode from Guernsey to Hartville Saturday morning Read More……….
The Pony Express Museum is preparing for its 22rd year of presenting Tuesday Night Talks. Read More…….
In Part 3 of my series on eastern Nevada Pony Express Stations, I described Mountain Springs Station (7), Ruby Valley Station (8), and Jacob’s Well Station (9). The numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of stations from the Utah State line. This will conclude my series of Eastern Nevada Pony Express Stations. Those in the western … Continued
It’s impossible to separate the history of the United States from the history of its post office. After all, Benjamin Franklin was appointed the nation’s first postmaster general all the way back in 1775, after his fellow colonists rebelled against Britain’s Royal Mail and established the Post Office Department, the forerunner of the United States … Continued
A special medallion honoring the Old West Pony Express mail route will be stamped on historical Coin Press No. 1 Saturday at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Medallions will be minted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Pony Express, in operation from April 1860 to October 1861, used horse-mounted riders to deliver … Continued
Since 1980, the National Pony Express Association has conducted a Re-Run of the famed Pony Express each June. Due to COVID-19, the Ride for 2020 has been canceled. This year, 600-plus horsemen and horses were to relay commemorative letters in a mochila, from the Western Terminus in Sacramento, California, to the Eastern Terminus, St. Joseph, … Continued
For 19 years, I worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation. During that time I made numerous trips to Elko County Nevada while working on the Interstate 80 Freeway when it was under construction through Carlin, Elko and Wells. Many of the NDOT employees I met in Elko became good friends of mine and I … Continued
Their doors now are open, but officials at several St. Joseph museums say attendance continues to be sluggish as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Now they are left searching for answers on how to get visitors inside while losing opportunities for bus tours and large group events. The Patee House Museum has seen admissions drop by … Continued
Since 1980, the National Pony Express Association, has conducted a Re-Run of the famed Pony Express each June. Due to COVID-19, the Ride for 2020 has been canceled. Read More……….