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Pony Express Trail Sunday Drive

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The Travel Reports about the Pony Express

The Pony Express is synonymous with the old Wild West and today its legacy is preserved in a historic trail and in re-rides.   READ MORE……..

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Stirrup memories: Lore about the Pony Express continues riding on

The Pony Express was in operation only about 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861. But it played a celebrated important role in American history and was of great financial importance to our country. It helped tie together the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts and integrate the vast expanse between.   Read More………..

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Obituary for Gerald J. Leal

Gerald J. Leal Nov. 16, 1936 – Dec. 4, 2021 Mr. Gerald J. Leal, 85, of Avondale, Ariz., died Dec. 4.  Continue Reading…….

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New National Park Service Director Named

Charles “Chuck” Sams III Confirmed as Director of the National Park Service Courtesy Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Charles “Chuck” Sams III was confirmed by the Senate as Director of the National Park Service on Thursday, November 18. Sams is a tribal citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla and will be the first person … Continued

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Six Stops on the Pony Express That You Can Still Visit

For an 18-month span from 1860 to 1861, one of the quickest and most reliable ways to send mail across the United States was via the Pony Express. With a roughly 2,000-mile route stretching from Sacramento, California, to Saint Joseph, Missouri, the mail service employed relays of riders who would make the ten-day journey, rain or … Continued

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Grab the Mail and Mount Up! The Pony Express Rides Again

The image of a cowboy galloping on his cow pony across vast stretches of rough terrain carrying mail is synonymous with the old West. The Pony Express covered an astounding 1,966 miles in only ten days, bringing mail from Missouri to California. The Pony Express National Historic Trail (PENHT) traversed eight states and was considered the preferred … Continued

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Irish Pony Express trailblazer had four wives and nine children

“Pounding hoofbeats that were heard around the world.”     Read more…..

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1858 Pony Express Bible brings $75,000 at auction

………a Pony Express bible from the original print run of 300………

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The Pony Express & NPEA Featured in May, 2021 issue of Horse Illustrated

The May, 2021 issue of Horse Illustrated features an article about the Pony Express and the National Pony Express Association Re-Ride.  Visit https://www.horseillustrated.com/   (scroll down to almost bottom of page) to order a copy in print or digital.