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Pony Express rides again

On a hot day when connecting participants were running behind schedule, John Greer and Bruce McReynolds talked about the first time McReynolds took part in the Pony Express re-ride.  Continue…

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The Pony Express- New beginnings and old traditions

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. After a long journey from Paxton the Pony Express Re-Ride arrived in North Platte on Thursday. It’s something that happens every year in North Platte. But for two riders this year it’s particularly important.  Continue reading…

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Hot temps slow Pony Express Re-Ride (2018)

Just after 9 a.m. three hours after originally expected, the Pony Express Re-Ride galloped into the Fort Kearny station and organizers said it was the extreme temperatures that slowed down their pace.  Continue reading…

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Annual Pony Express Re-ride underway

GOTHENBURG — Each June, members of the National Pony Express Association, established in 1978, recreate the Pony Express in a commemorative re-ride along the original route through the states of California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.https://lexch.com/news/annual-pony-express-re-ride-underway/article_fe7a2a2c-7a4e-11e8-9bf8-db5ca2347829.html

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Pony Express re-ride hits Fort Kearny early Friday for mail handoff

KEARNEY — The National Pony Express Association’s re-ride of the Sacramento, Calif., to St. Joseph, Mo., mail route will reach Fort Kearny State Historical Park at 6 a.m. Friday. http://www.theindependent.com/news/regional/kearney/pony-express-re-ride-hits-fort-kearny-early-friday-for/article_2d709768-71d2-5eb0-9ad4-1364583015f7.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

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Annual Pony Express Re-ride will travel from Old Sacramento, California, to St. Joseph, Missouri, stops at Scotts Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock

SCOTTSBLUFF — It only lasted about 1½ years, but it made an indelible mark on the history of the American West. It was the Pony Express.http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/annual-pony-express-re-ride-will-travel-from-old-sacramento/article_72758751-8976-5ba0-b9ed-fda2031ec83d.html

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It Was A Look Back In Time This Past Weekend In Fairbury

FAIRBURY –   History came alive this past weekend in Fairbury giving people a chance to look back in time.   Rock Creek Trail Days was held at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, which sits southeast of Fairbury in Jefferson County. Read More …. 

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Events at Scotts Bluff

June 27: approximately 5:30 p.m., Pony Express Re-rideE Read More ….

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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 …