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Ficklin Springs Pony Express marker

The Pony Express operated from April 1860 to November 1861, carrying mail by horseback on a 10-day, 1,966-mile relay between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Continue Reading

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Pony Express Museum in Gothenburg remains a visitor destination after 158 years

Jan Gill, great-granddaughter of the original owner of the Upper 96 Ranch near Gothenburg, Nebraska, where the Samuel Machette Pony Express cabin was originally located, says she feels “grateful and blessed that our family has had the opportunity to honor and preserve a portion of our nation’s history.   Read More … 

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Pony Express Riders collect and transport holiday mail

COZAD, Neb. —  Pony Express Riders acted as specially-appointed mail couriers once again – this time for the holidays. Members of the Central Nebraska Pony Express Association gathered at Cozad’s Wilson Public Library to carry two special bags to Gothenburg for a Christmas card ride.   Read More …

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Pony Express Christmas Card Ride is Saturday – Cozad, NE

The Central Nebraska Pony Express will make its seventh-annual Christmas Card Ride on Saturday. Read More …

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Prepare for Christmas like the pioneers

GERING, Neb. – Christmas is coming. What better way to start preparations than the way our ancestors did in the nineteenth century. Scotts Bluff National Monument, Legacy of the Plains Museum, Chimney Rock National Historic Site and the Melbeta Post Office will be hosting a variety of activities that evoke Christmases of the past on … Continued

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Rock Creek Station

History about  Rock Creek Station in NE   Read More…

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Westward Ho: Pony Express re-ride travels through Dawson County

It has been 157 years since the first Pony Express riders raced across the country, and Americans are still enthralled with the history of it. Nothing quite says ‘Old West’ like the Pony Express. Read More …

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Back in Nebraska’s saddle once again

The sleepy world was just opening its eyes as I drove across flat Nebraska farmland shortly after dawn June 7. I was headed out to Fort Kearny, where a Pony Express re-enactment rider would arrive around 7 a.m. Read more ….

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Pony Express trots through 157th year, locals ride

Although the 157th, 1,966-mile commemorative Re-Ride began June 5 at the former headquarters for the pony express in St. Joseph, Mo., and is now bound for Sacramento, Calif., the Nebraska Division of the National Pony Express Association began its ride March 1 at the State Capitol in Lincoln. Read more ….

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Pony Express gallops through the Valley

Back in 1860,  a small group of riders for the Pony Express would make the ten day trek from Missouri to California to deliver letters. Despite lasting less than two years, the legacy of the nearly 2,000 mile route lives on today. Read more ….