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Our View: Pony Express rides again

Just as this edition of the Folsom Telegraph was headed to on the press and being prepared for delivery to our 24,000 weekly readers Wednesday evening, history was slated to be relived on Sutter Street in Folsom. Read more

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Watch Pony Express riders depart Sacramento, just like old times

“So help me, God,” Annette Nylander said. The oath of the National Pony Express Association was complete.https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article213561639.html

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Clarksville Day a big success

Our exhibitors such as the Pony Express, Sierra Nevada mormon pioneers living history (complete with firing of the howitzer cannon) and Lincoln Highway Association have been with us since the library days. The parade of the classic cars is a very impressive sight and a major attraction. We had the model train engine display, both … Continued

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Davis, CA has a place in Pony Express history

Despite its place in American lore — associated with names like Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok — the famed Pony Express actually operated for just 19 months, transporting mail across the western United States from Missouri to California and back between 1860 and 1861. Read More ….

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When the Pony Express came to SF, it was party time

At 12:38 a.m. on April 14, 1860, the steamer Antelope pulled up to the Broadway wharf. It was carrying a small, gaily bedecked bay horse and rider, who earlier that day had galloped into Sacramento — the last relay station on a transcontinental journey that had begun in St. Joseph, Mo., 10½ days, 1,950 miles … Continued

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How the Pony Express linked an isolated SF to the country

The Pony Express, the short-lived mail service whose daring young riders and tireless horses raced back and forth across 2,000 miles of a mostly unexplored continent, fired the imagination of the entire country. But it may have had the greatest emotional resonance in San Francisco. Read More …

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Folsom A to Z: Pony Express

After gold was discovered there in 1848, thousands of prospectors, investors and businessmen made their way to California. In 1860, the population in California had grown to 380,000. The demand for a faster way to get mail and other communications to and from this westernmost state became even greater as the American Civil War approached. In the late 1850s, William Russell, … Continued

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Crowd gathers to see Pony Express ride into Historic Folsom

A crowd gathered outside of the Folsom History Museum Thursday morning, June 15 as The National Pony Express Association celebrated it’s 157th anniversary by conducting a re-run of the famed mail service, and they attracted a good share of wide eyes of all ages as they arrived in the heart of Historic Folsom.   Read More …

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Pony Express rider makes his way through South Lake Tahoe

The Pony Express Re-Ride 2017 is almost in the history books. The mochila (mailbag) was transferred to a rider at the Nevada/California state line at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night. That rider then went down Pioneer Trail to Echo Summit. 750 riders have taken part in the annual event. The first rider took off from St. … Continued

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Crowd gathers to see Pony Express ride into Historic Folsom

A crowd gathered outside of the Folsom History Museum Thursday morning, June 15 as The National Pony Express Association celebrated it’s 157th anniversary by conducting a re-run of the famed mail service, and they attracted a good share of wide eyes of all ages as they arrived in the heart of Historic Folsom. Commemorative letters and personal … Continued