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Pony Express hands off mail in Genoa, now heading to Carson City, Dayton and Fort Churchill

The historic Pony Express re-ride is underway, as Old West enthusiasts gathered Thursday afternoon at Genoa State Park to witness the hand off between riders…….  Read More….

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Pony Express on time but Internet running behind

The technology of the 19th Century was galloping along, leaving the 21st Century in the dust…….  Read More….

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Pony Express rides through Valley today

The Pony Express will be riding through Genoa around 3:30 p.m. today where riders will exchange the mochila on their way to Carson City.   Read More….

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Pony Express arrives in Northern Nevada next week…………

The Pony Express will make its way through Northern Nevada next week as part of its annual historic re-ride when enthusiasts trace the route…………..    Read More……..

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Nevada Pony Express Scholarship Presentation

Nevada Pony Express presents scholarship to Graduating Senior.. See Presentation Picture Here

2020

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Eastern Nevada Pony Express Stations, part 4

In Part 3 of my series on eastern Nevada Pony Express Stations, I described Mountain Springs Station (7), Ruby Valley Station (8), and Jacob’s Well Station (9). The numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of stations from the Utah State line. This will conclude my series of Eastern Nevada Pony Express Stations. Those in the western … Continued

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Pony Express honored with special medallion Saturday in Carson City

A special medallion honoring the Old West Pony Express mail route will be stamped on historical Coin Press No. 1 Saturday at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Medallions will be minted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Pony Express, in operation from April 1860 to October 1861, used horse-mounted riders to deliver … Continued

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Stories of Old Nevada: Memories of Elko

For 19 years, I worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation. During that time I made numerous trips to Elko County Nevada while working on the Interstate 80 Freeway when it was under construction through Carlin, Elko and Wells. Many of the NDOT employees I met in Elko became good friends of mine and I … Continued

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Dennis Cassinelli: Eastern Nevada Pony Express stations part 3

In Part 2 of my series on Eastern Nevada Pony Express Stations, I described Schell Creek Station (4), Egan Canyon Station (5) and Butte Station (6). The numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of stations from the Utah State line. There will be one Pony Express Station article each month. Read More…….

2019

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Forgotten Overland Stage line once ran through Silver State

Most know that U.S. 50 through Nevada parallels portions of the historic Pony Express trail (and the old Lincoln Highway), but less well known is the fact that the route also parallels what was known as the Overland Mail and Stage Line. Fortunately, a few reminders of this equally important transportation link — which operated … Continued