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
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
As part of their mission to keep the history of the Pony Express alive, the Pony Expression Association hosted their annual Christmas Card Reride last Saturday. The ride started in Gothenburg, Nebraska where….. Read More….
A facelift was already in the works for an 83-year-old statue Downtown, but a recent act of vandalism gives all the more reason for renovations. The Pony Express Monument at Ninth Street and Frederick Avenue was installed in 1940 and has stood proud ever since, commemorating the trail of mail service stretching from St. Joseph … Continued
The Andrews family was one of the many families that got to experience the Pony Express up close and personal Saturday morning. Mike, Karen, Henry, and Harper Andrews got to chat with Gary Gwin and his horse before the annual Pony Express Christmas Card Ride. The public was invited to meet the local riders and … Continued
SWEETWATER COUNTY – A Sweetwater County Christmas tradition continued Saturday morning as the county’s chapter of the Pony Express Association made their annual Christmas card ride. According to Pete Gailey, the ride is in its 22nd year and started as an idea to keep the chapter active….. Read More….
Stablemaster’s Note: Will Grant received help from many NPEA members as he trekked across the Pony Express Trail in 2019 to write this book. Though the Pony Express has enjoyed a lot of traction over the years, among the authors that have attempted to encapsulate it, none have ever ridden it themselves. While most scholars … Continued
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Pony Express Museum has big plans for their floor coming up, including a couple of new displays and some historical artifacts from donated items. One such item is an authentic Russell, Majors, and Waddell bible from 1858, one of only about a hundred still around today. Read More….
It’s the time of year to send Christmas cards, and the time of year for the Sweetwater County Pony Express to deliver those cards with some extra holiday cheer. The local Pony Express group will host their 22nd Annual Christmas Card Ride on Saturday, December 9. The cards will be carried……….. Read More…