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Lecture Series at the Pony Express Museum, St. Joseph

Author, historian and writer Phillis Foxworty Preator will visit St. Joseph on Tuesday, Jan. 31, to present this year’s third program. It will be a talk about how ponies and the Pony Express has helped her write history. Lecture Series at the Pony Express Museum, St. Joseph

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The California Pony Express Christmas Card Ride

It has been more than a decade since the National Pony Express Association, California Division, has provided a special Christmas Card Ride for El Dorado County. The Pony Riders wanted to thank the community for its continued support of our association, so on Dec. 10, rain or shine, you may hear the shout “Go, pony rider!” Read the Mountain Democrat … Continued

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Nebraska Horseback riders embrace Christmas card tradition linked to Pony Express

A Christmas tradition links two central Nebraska towns with their Pony Express past. Each December for the past six years, members of the Nebraska chapter of the National Pony Express Association have transported Christmas cards by horseback between Cozad and Gothenburg before they are sent through the mail for delivery by the U.S. Postal Service…. … Continued

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Pony Express to carry holiday mail

GUERNSEY–Want your holiday mail to have a touch of the real West this year? Have it carried first by the Pony Express who will stamp your holiday mail with a special postmark and deliver it via horseback to the United States Postal Service at no charge. … Read the Guernsey Gazette Article

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“Holiday on the Homestead” returns to the National Historic Trials Center

Operate model railroad trains, learn about a Homespun Christmas with active demonstrations, enjoy yummy treats at the Prairie Sweet Shop, view gingerbread houses, watch a blacksmith operate and so much more at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center!   More about Holiday on the Homestead

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Pony Express Trail in Eagle Mountain, UT

Eagle Mountain is part of what used to be known as Cedar Valley, but it wasn’t actually incorporated until Dec. 3, 1996, officially becoming a city in 2001. The Pony Express Trail runs through the city, and as such, the Pony Express plays a large role in the city’s history and provides a theme for … Continued

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Arson Suspected at Pony Express Station in Gothenburg, NE

Gothenburg would have lost historic landmark, economic growth if structure had burned When June Blauvelt first noticed the charred logs on the east side of Gothenburg’s historic Pony Express Station, she didn’t recognize it as possible arson. “I first noticed it on Saturday,” said Blauvelt, who has managed the station’s museum and gift shop for … Continued

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California is Spreading the News!

California Division of the National Pony Express Association is now ONLINE! Not just our website, but we also have Twitter and Facebook, more ways for us to connect with our members and all those interested in learning more about Pony Express. Be sure to like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter and share … Continued

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Union Cemetery in Kansas City is Listed on Historic Register

Markers in the 27-acre cemetery near downtown feature the names of Pony Express co-founder Alexander Majors and 19th century Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham. Also buried there are John Calvin McCoy, who platted the town of “West Port” in 1834 and sold supplies to pioneers, and Johnston Lykins, the first legitimate mayor of what became … Continued

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In the News: The 2016 Annual Pony Express Re-Ride was a success!

The 2016 Annual Pony Express Re-Ride was a success! Volunteer riders, State captains, and volunteer event staff all made the 2016 Annual Re-Ride event possible! This annual event helps keep the spirit and memory of the Pony Express alive. It brings communities together all across the historic trail. Several news stories were posted sharing our annual event. … Continued