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Some areas see devastation from Caldor Fire over the Sierra

…………..  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

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UPDATE 6-Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages on

………… 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………

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Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages

……………………. The smaller, unincorporated village of Meyers – a former trading post and onetime Pony Express station a few miles away – was likewise spared………….   Read More……..

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Evacuations Ordered Near Lake Tahoe as the Caldor Fire Chokes Region

…………..Firefighters on Monday were battling blazes along a dozen-mile section of an old Pony Express route that connects Gold Rush towns along the thickly forested western slope of the Sierra Nevada.   Read More….

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The Caldor fire is moving in on Strawberry……..

When Michael Hicks took ownership of Strawberry Lodge nearly 20 years ago, he knew fire was a possibility. The historic lodge, tucked along Highway 50 in the tiny town of Strawberry, has burned three times since its first iteration in 1858, Hicks said. But that history didn’t do anything to ease his concerns Saturday, as … Continued

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Benicia Historical Museum Resumes Regular Operating Hours

Beginning Wednesday, July 7, the Museum resumes its full pre-pandemic schedule of operations — Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. At this time, we request all visitors continue to wear a face-covering while inside the building, regardless of vaccination status……a new display about the Pony Express in Benicia….  Continue Reading……

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‘I’m glad we’re doing it again.’ Pony Express stops in Folsom……….

The National Pony Express hit the trail…………..   Watch Video, Read More…..

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Pony Express brings history to life, draws crowd to Historic Folsom

A modest-sized crowd gathered outside Folsom’s History Museum on Sutter Street Wednesday evening to witness history in the “re-making.”  Read More….

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Pony Express Re-Ride leaves Sacramento Wednesday

The Pony Express was only in existence for 18 months from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861, but the legacy behind the horses and riders continues today. Read More……..

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Pony Express re-ride slated for Folsom Wednesday evening

Jun 15, 2021 7:14 PM After being cancelled last year during the pandemic, the National Pony Express is set to ride the the Historic Pony Express Trail once again beginning June 16 and Historic Folsom will be on of its stops Wednesday evening………..   Read More……..