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California is where the National Pony Express Association began in 1978. It was the Western Terminus of the historic Pony Express Route. It has both the Overland and Water Route of the Pony Express Trail beginning in San Francisco. The California Division participates in the Annual Re-Ride in June, has monthly General Meetings, and is active in trail work, preservation and interpretation, community groups and school visits, parades, and trail rides.

Some areas see devastation from Caldor Fire over the Sierra

…………..  This section of the Sierra Nevada is a historic one, as the first California State Highway was created in 1896, Continue Reading

UPDATE 6-Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages on

………… Over the next two days, firefighters waged an all-out battle to save South Lake Tahoe and nearby communities, including the, Continue Reading

Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages

……………………. The smaller, unincorporated village of Meyers – a former trading post and onetime Pony Express station a few miles away, Continue Reading

Evacuations Ordered Near Lake Tahoe as the Caldor Fire Chokes Region

…………..Firefighters on Monday were battling blazes along a dozen-mile section of an old Pony Express route that connects Gold Rush, Continue Reading

The Caldor fire is moving in on Strawberry……..

When Michael Hicks took ownership of Strawberry Lodge nearly 20 years ago, he knew fire was a possibility. The historic, Continue Reading

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Placerville Parade

Dec 5th 10:00 am
Placerville, CA

Christmas Card Ride

Dec 11th 10:00 am
Folsom to Sacramento

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2022 National Re-Ride Schedule

2022 California Re-Ride Schedule yet TBA

All times in PDT

Wednesday June 16, 2021

Old Sacramento 2:00 PM
Folsom Museum 6:29 PM
El Dorado Y 9:53 PM
Hangtown Chamber of Commerce 11:02 PM

Thursday June 17, 2021

Sportsman’s Hall                                              12:51AM
Woodfords Station, California 1:00 PM


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  • President - Carolyn Gilmore
  • Vice President - Jeff Hallsten
  • Secretary - Michele Harris
  • Treasurer - Jack Davis
  • Member at Large - Cindy Shields
  • Member at Large - Rich Tatman
  • Member at Large - Davey "Doc" Wiser