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Grand Island Independent – Public invited to send letters to veterans

The letters will receive a special stamp showing that they were carried on horseback by the Pony Express. They will be carried via horseback into the arena to be given June 21 to the Veterans Coalition at the 100th anniversary of the Reno Rodeo on Patriots Night. They then will be distributed to U.S. veterans. … Continued

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Public invited to send letters to veterans via the Pony Express

KEARNEY — The public is invited to write letters to veterans to be carried in the mochila (mailbag) at the Reno Rodeo, part of the National Pony Express Association’s annual Pony Express re-enactment ride, which passes south of Kearney every June. Read More … 

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Pony Express service still delivers 158 years later – at the speed of sound

Gothenburg, NE – The original Pony Express Station Museum located in Gothenburg — the Pony Express Capital of Nebraska — has added a new feature for motorists who visit when traveling through the state: History of the Pony Express delivery service at the speed of sound via their vehicle radio.   Read More .…

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‘Official’ Pony Express Christmas cards carried for mail distribution

GOTHENBURG, Neb. — Nearly 800 people will be getting a special delivery from days gone by, when they open their mail this Christmas season. Read More ….

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High Plains Christmas brings traditions to the valley

GERING — Despite some wind and blowing snow, a large crowd showed up at Legacy of the Plains Museum Saturday to help celebrate a High Plains Christmas. Volunteers from the Scotts Bluff National Monument also joined in on a day of fun as the Village Players and the Highway 26 Gospel Group provided the Christmas … Continued

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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.Read More…

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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. Read More…