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Pump on the prairie A ranch southeast of Brady acted as a pioneer ‘Kwik Stop’ for Oregon Trail travelers

…………..Some 160 years ago, John and Jeremiah Gilman’s “road ranch” southeast of present-day Brady was one of the best-known Lincoln County (Nebraska) oases along the Oregon-California Trail. Nothing remains of the cabins, stables and Pony Express station where the Nebraska City brothers planted roots in 1859 rather than continue to Colorado’s gold fields…………..    Read … Continued

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History Comes Alive In Annual Re-Ride

Each year the National Pony Express Association hosts the annual Pony Express Re-Ride as a way of promoting and preserving the history of the famed Pony Express. While last year’s ride was cancelled due to the pandemic, this year the riders and horses were ready for the nearly 2,000-mile journey. Of course, one of the … Continued

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Pony Express Re-Ride trots through Thayer, Jefferson counties

HEBRON, NE — One mile at a time, the Pony Express Re-Ride is galloping through history. The annual reenactment of the short-lived cross-country mail service came through southeast Nebraska Friday afternoon. Dick Heinrichs of Hebron rode part of the stretch from Oak to Alexandria.  Continue Reading….

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Pony Express Re-Ride gallops into North Platte

Good thing the National Pony Express Association had one year left to mark the 160th anniversary of the reason it exists. Western Nebraska horsemen and horsewomen provided the incoming and outgoing riders who handed off the 2021 Pony Express Re-Ride’s telltale mail pouch Thursday afternoon at Osgood Elementary School in North Platte.    Continue Reading…

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WATCH NOW: Pony Express rides again across Panhandle

Riders lined up along Highway 92 heading west with the group of riders participating in the Pony Express Re-Ride on June 23.  Continue Reading…

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SPILGER: Pony Express Re-Ride this Friday

Onlookers gathered on a cool June morning well before sunrise in anticipation of the express rider’s appearance. No, this wasn’t the 1800s, but rather the current century.    Read More….

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Pony Express re-ride heading to Nebraska

SIDNEY, NE — An annual trek to remember the history of the Pony Express is underway and nearing the Cornhusker state.   Read More…..

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Pony Express Re-Ride to pass through the area June 24

DAWSON COUNTY — If you are driving south of the Platte River on June 24, you may just see a sight more at home in 1860. Read More…….

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Youngsters Learn about The Pony Express

Field trip encompasses local history Read More……..

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Despite Covid, People love “The Pony”…….

“………there were 15,000 people who stepped into our Pony Express Station [in 2020]……..”