CALIFORNIA NEWS ARCHIVE
Rider Sid McBridge and horse Lad prepare to gallop down Mother Lode Drive to complete their portion of the Pony Express National Historic Trail Thursday morning near the El Dorado Y. Members of the National Pony Express Association recreate….. Read More….
This week, Sacramentans can watch the Pony Express ride again as the last leg of the 44th annual “re-ride” closes out in Old Sacramento. Read more and watch video…..
CAMINO, Calif. (KTXL) — Before the iron ribbon of train tracks crisscrossed the United States bringing goods and mail across the country there was the Pony Express, and now 600 riders across eight states are riding the several thousand mile old west trail. Read More….
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Over 750 horseback riders are crossing the United States from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California as part of the annual Pony Express Re-Ride. Riders will be coming through South Lake Tahoe Wednesday evening. Read More…
This week, Sacramentans can watch the Pony Express ride again as the last leg of the 44th annual “re-ride” closes out in Old Sacramento. READ more, or Listen To…..
FIVE-MILE STATION, Pony Express historic marker, Guy West Plaza The Five-Mile Station marker shows a notable stop on the Pony Express route. (Sacramento State/Andrea Price) At 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 1860, Central Overland Pony Express employee Sam “Bill” Hamilton raced out of what’s now Old Sacramento, the first relay rider carrying the nation’s first eastbound U.S. mail … Continued
The Pony Express Rides into Old Sacramento Saturday, December 11th The Christmas Card Ride is back this year! The run will take place on Saturday, December 11th with riders departing from the Folsom History Museum at 10 am then ending their ride at the Sacramento History Museum around 3:35pm that afternoon. Time is approximate so … Continued
………….. This section of the Sierra Nevada is a historic one, as the first California State Highway was created in 1896 when the state took over the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road which transported travelers over the mountains to Virginia City after silver was discovered. Way stations were built along the road to house first the Pony … Continued
………… Over the next two days, firefighters waged an all-out battle to save South Lake Tahoe and nearby communities, including the smaller, unincorporated village of Meyers, a former trading post and Pony Express station……………. Read More………