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Parade of Champions How The West Was Won!

If you think you’re hearing the sounds of hoofs thundering in the streets of Julesburg, you are right! The Colorado Division of the National Pony Express Association will be playing host to approximately 100 delegates and their spouses Sept 12-14, and to “Welcome” them to town, there will be a “Parade of Champions…How The West … Continued

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Pony Express to Ride again June 10-20

The Pony Express will Ride again across the American West. A Re-run of the famed mail service will be done June 10-20, by the National Pony Express Association. Commemorative Letters and Personal Mail will be carried by horse and rider relays from the Missouri River to the Sacramento River. The first rider departs the Patee … Continued

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Artillery at Fort Sedgwick- 1865

Part 1 of 2   Developed during the 1830’s, the Mountain Howitzer packed considerable firepower in a small package.  The cannon was never very popular in the east during the Civil War where it was no match against the much larger guns then in use.  However, out west against the Indians, it was valued for its maneuverability … Continued

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Pony Express Rides Again

The Pony Express will Ride again across the American West. A Re-run of the famed mail Sevice will be done June 10-20, 2019, by the National Pony Express Association (NPEA). Read More… 

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2018 Re-ride arrives in Julesburg, CO June 28!

Riders from the Pony Express Colorado Division will pick up the mochila in Chappell the morning of Thursday, June 28, and pass by the Colorado Welcome Center approximately at 6:30 a.m.  Read More…

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God’s speed Dave Belke

Dressed in his buckskin, wearing an old hat with a stampede string, tanned skin, and rugged and chiseled face, you could swear Dave Belke just stepped out of the old western movie screen and onto the streets of Julesburg. Dave Belke could be described as a one of kind, or maybe one of the last … Continued

2017

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Pony Express Delivers Christmas Cheer

Jay Lindsay unlocks the mochilla to take out the Christmas cards that were carried by the Colorado Division of the Pony Express. Each card was hand stamped with a commemorative stamp signifying that it had traveled by Pony Express prior to being mailed by US Postal Service As many as 185 Christmas cards were carried … Continued