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The Pony Express Monument is set to receive $175,000 in funding for much-needed repairs. The St. Joseph City Council voted 9-0-0 in unanimous favor of the funds at Monday night’s meeting. The $175,000 will come from American Rescue Plan Act funds and will go toward repairing the granite base of the statue, along with other … Continued
The Pony Express was a short-lived mail-carrying system that required riders to deliver mail on horseback. Stretching an incredible 1,966 miles long, the Pony Express trail began in St. Joseph, Missouri and ended in Sacramento, California. The Pony Express National Museum commemorates the journey and sacrifices made by riders of the Pony Express, acknowledging their contribution to connecting … Continued
A facelift was already in the works for an 83-year-old statue Downtown, but a recent act of vandalism gives all the more reason for renovations. The Pony Express Monument at Ninth Street and Frederick Avenue was installed in 1940 and has stood proud ever since, commemorating the trail of mail service stretching from St. Joseph … Continued
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Pony Express Museum has big plans for their floor coming up, including a couple of new displays and some historical artifacts from donated items. One such item is an authentic Russell, Majors, and Waddell bible from 1858, one of only about a hundred still around today. Read More….
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph received a $5,000 donation from a local farmer, Larry DeShon,…..Read More….
(St. Joseph, Mo.) Each year for 10 days horses travel cross-country to commemorate The Pony Express. This year it begins in Sacramento, California and will end in St. Joseph, right where it all began in the 1800’s. The backdrop is the Patee House, and the national spotlight gives it much-desired attention. Read More…
…..a piece of mail sent in July 1860. It is in a light-sensitive case in the museum,….. Read More……..
Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri documents the Pony Express history of ‘fast mail’
The Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri documents the history of the Pony Express which was the first method of fast mail delivery from the Missouri River to the Pacific coast. In the modern day, the National Pony Express Association (NPEA) continues to keep the memory alive of the Pony Express by performing re-rides … Continued
A 2,000-mile trip by horseback began in St. Joseph on Monday afternoon as the National Pony Express Association’s annual re-ride to Sacramento, California, set off on a journey that will involve more than 600 riders. Read More…….