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Nebraska Governor receives Statehood Proclamation from the Pony Express

Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement celebrating Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood.  March 1, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary, or sesquicentennial, of President Andrew Johnson signing the presidential proclamation declaring Nebraska’s statehood.   Watch the video of Nebraska Pony Express Division President Lyle Gronewold and Mary Cone deliver a special Pony Express message celebrating the 150th … Continued

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Nebraska Statehood Celebration

The National Pony Express Association, Nebraska Division, will participate in Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial Statehood Day activities Wednesday at the Capitol. Pony Express coming to Lincoln

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Songwriter leads school assembly about Pony Express

Read about songwriter Thad Beach and students at Diller-Odell Elementary School. Song to be carried by Pony Express during the 2017 Annual Re-Ride.

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Pony Express to deliver Valentine’s Day mail

Pony Express to deliver Valentine’s Day mail Pony Express Pony Express riders in southeast Wyoming are keeping history alive by delivering special mail for Valentine’s Day via horseback on a ride from Guernsey to Hartville. It’s an opportunity to do something unique for a loved one, said Southeast Wyoming Pony Express President Stephanie Goulart. “We … Continued

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Kim Copel Harris to talk about the Pony Express history at Carson City Leisure Hour Club’s

Kim Copel Harris will talk about the history of the Pony Express at Carson City Leisure Hour Club’s next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Harris, a member of the Leisure Hour Club, serves as secretary of the National Pony Express Association, Nevada Division. Her program is replacing the originally scheduled presentation on Washoe cultural history … Continued

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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