A special medallion honoring the Old West Pony Express mail route will be stamped on historical Coin Press No. 1 Saturday at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Medallions will be minted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Pony Express, in operation from April 1860 to October 1861, used horse-mounted riders to deliver mail and newspapers between Missouri and California, with the route cutting through the center of Nevada, roughly parallel to the U.S. 50. Although short-lived, the Pony Express captured the public imagination, and has been referred to and remembered in books, film and television.