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Dennis Cassinelli: Pony Express Stations, Part 4: Dayton

In 1849, Abner Blackburn and other prospectors heading to the California gold fields discovered the first Nevada gold where Gold Canyon reaches the Carson River at a place that later became Dayton. In the early 1850s, Spafford Hall constructed a log station and trading post to accommodate the needs of emigrants bound for California along … Continued

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Pony Express stations, Part 4: Dayton

In 1849, Abner Blackburn and other prospectors heading to the California gold fields discovered the first Nevada gold where Gold Canyon reaches the Carson River at a place that later became Dayton. In the early 1850s, Spafford Hall constructed a log station and trading post to accommodate the needs of emigrants bound for California along … Continued

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History comes alive at Buckland Station

By March 1860, Buckland had erected a large ranch house that contained a trading post, tavern and hotel. He also agreed to allow the Pony Express to utilize his facility. Read More …

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PONY EXPRESS STATIONS, PART 1: FRIDAY’S STATION

PONY EXPRESS STATIONS, PART 1: FRIDAY’S STATION Posted by Dennis Cassinelli | Mar 1, 2019 | Dennis Cassinelli-Historian, Top Stories | 0 When I first started researching the Pony Express I was not too impressed with the operation and the prominence it held in the history of the American West. The more I read and … Continued

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Pony Express and Reno Rodeo Need Letters for Veterans

Statewide – The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) and Reno Rodeo are asking the public to write letters to veterans! Pony Express riders will deliver the letters on horseback at the Reno Rodeo for Patriots Nights on June 21. The letters will be presented to the Nevada Veterans Coalition for distribution to US Veterans.   … Continued

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Pony Express

In 1860 from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California the Pony Express could deliver a letter faster than ever before. Today the Pony Express National Historic Trail celebrates this achievement on the 50th anniversary of the trails.  Read more…

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Pony Express Celebration Planned in Fallon, NV

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Find Your Trail: Event to celebrate 50th anniversary of National Trails System

See the Pony Express in action at Fort Churchill State Historic Park in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. Oct. 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the Wild and Scenic River Act. The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, the National Pony Express … Continued

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Pony Express to ride at Fort Churchill as part of 50th National Trails System celebration

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. — See the Pony Express in action at Fort Churchill State Historic Park in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. Oct. 2, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the Wild and Scenic River Act. You are invited to join the Bureau … Continued

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Pony Express medallion rides again Friday at Carson City’s Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY — The Pony Express may have had a short life as a mail service in the mid-1800s, but its spirit has long resonated in Nevada. Most recently, Pony Bob Peak, which is named for Pony Express rider Robert “Pony Bob” Haslam, was so named by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names just last … Continued