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Postmark maps out Pony Express eight-state trail

Postmark Pursuit by Molly Goad A pictorial postmark for the Pony Express Commemorative Re-Ride held annually in June has been extended for 30 days. The postmark shows a horse and rider heading west and traveling through eight states: Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California. The original Pony Express was in operation for … Continued

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The Pony Express – a Lamorinda connection

For 18 months, between April 1860 through October 1861, the Pony Express delivered mail and newspapers between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento. What many are not aware of is the occasional Lamorinda leg of the journey. At the time of its inception the Pony Express, originally called Leavenworth and Pike’s Peak Express Company, covered more … Continued

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Family searches rubble after fire destroys historic Phillips Station

Phillips Station sits just before Echo Summit at the Sierra-at-Tahoe entrance. The property is named after Joseph W.D. Phillips, who built a life on the homestead in 1850. Since then, a member of the family has called the property home for several generations. Carol Pearson and her daughter Abbey are the current residents. “My great-great-grandfather … Continued

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California’s Rich Pioneer History Will Be Celebrated May 4 in Coloma

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) – Before the famed California Gold Rush brought tens of thousands of gold seekers and others to Northern California, there were hundreds of pioneers who paved the way for them to arrive, already having constructed homes and businesses, started farms and even began building cities. Read More …

2018

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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

2017

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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 …