Reports from the Trail: Stories
FROM: Randy Thoroughman
Pony Express: we had something different this year at Martins Cove which is a retreat destination for the Morman faith with a huge amount of history behind it regarding Brigham Young and their western movement into Utah. Anyway, Paula and I were waiting in the dark for our rider to arrive when all of a sudden walking up the road towards us were some 30 to 40 people with lanterns. It was midnight. They were staying in the campground and had stayed up to meet us and watch the exchange., Continue Reading
FROM: Larry Carpenter
Last Rider, Pam Dixon, arrives in Pony Express Plaza. Friday, June 20th. Accompanied by riderless horse,as memorial to Red Dixon, longtime California, Rider and her Father. Sacramento Police Department Mounted Patrol provided Traffic Control for Arrival Ceremonies at Pony Express Plaza, Friday, June 20. Honor Guard escorting Last Rider into Pony Express Plaza, Old Sacramento, California. Friday, June 20, 2019. On time delivery of mail from St Joseph, 10 days delivery from the Missouri River. Pam Dixon, Last Rider with mochila rides behind Escorts from California Division into Pony Express, Continue Reading
FROM: Cory Jares - Nevada Rider
This was the last picture I took of our ride last night 6/18/19. This was the final mile of our section (Railroad Pass to Cold Springs Station, NV). That is my brother, Alex Jares on his horse Jet leading Breezy with our grandfather’s saddle. This was our tribute to our grandfather who passed away shortly after last year’s re-ride. We delivered the mail to our dad to finish the ride/section. Our grandpa was the Ride Captain of this section until his son (our dad Doug) took it over. This was, Continue Reading
FROM: Julie Sprague
Beyond happy for the experience of riding in the Pony Express! My great great grandfather was one of the original pony express riders (Elijah Nicolas Wilson)
FROM: Bob - SIERA Ham Radio Club
Here are some photos from the re-ride from Overland Pass Nevada to Grubbs Well, Nevada. Please use and post as desired. There were 7 ponies and riders delivering the mail. The awesome “Spring Creek Gang” as we nicknamed them made up about 1 1/2 hours. This ride was from midnight until 6 am!
FROM: Beverley Heffernan
Attached is a photo of myself on the left and my cousin Françoise Crispin from Houston. Photo taken at Simpson Springs while waiting for the Pony. We were two of the 9 adventurous riders of Utah’s Team 2 that got the mail from Simpson Springs to Ibapah. No photos of us riding because it was generally dark! I was proud to be a part of a small but intrepid team that worked together to get the job done. The remote west desert of Utah is always fun to ride, it, Continue Reading
FROM: Liz Hartley
Dayton, NV – go pony!
FROM: Cathy Stevens
I hear the biscuits & gravy breakfast was good! We had a good ride this year, even though some horses decided against loading. The weather was great, cool temps, and breezy! There was wildlife in the ditch now & then, but it was a blur as the horses and riders ran past. We had lunch at Veteran’s park in Cozad, thanks for the hamburger meal ladies! I was able to get pictures of some of our group, which I like to do! See you all next year!
FROM: Jeff Webb
Photos by Jeff Webb, rider Chloe Young
FROM: Cathy Becker
Swearing in of California riders June 15