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Remembering the Pony Express and Salt Lake’s role in its history

SALT LAKE CITY — Cindy Toone glanced over as a light-rail train car buzzed through Main Street in front of her Friday, quickly comparing it to a revolutionary idea from over 150 years ago. “It could be said that the Pony Express was the first rapid transit, the first fast mail line across the continent,” … Continued

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National Pony Express Rides through Salt Lake City

2021

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Utah Sign Project Story in the Fall 2021 Pathways Across America

Pathways Across America is the only national publication devoted to the news and issues of America’s national scenic and historic trails. Read about the Utah Sign Project   HERE, on page 8  

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The Pony Express rides again

Mike Luers, the man in charge of treating the Snyderville Basin’s wastewater, found himself alone in the west Utah desert at 3 a.m. last week, sitting on a horse and waiting to pick up the mail.  Continue Reading….

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Riders leave SLC for Pony Express re-ride

Riders are returning to the Pony Express Trail, carrying commemorative letters from the Sacramento River to the Missouri River.  Read More….

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Local Riders Discuss on Radio the Pony Express Re-Ride in Utah

Mike Luers and Greg Dupratt talk about their Pony Express reenactment ride later this month. Go Here to Listen…….

2019

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Picturing history: Big Mountain to Little Mountain on the Pioneer Trail

At 7,400 feet of elevation, it was one of the highest points on the California, Pony Express and Mormon Pioneer National Historic trails. It was often simply referred to as “the summit.” Read More … 

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The loneliest road in America

Our stay in Provo, Utah, at the lake was very relaxing; we enjoy being among the Mormon people, as they are very friendly and outgoing. While in Provo, a phone call led to a wonderful afternoon meeting with a glass of wine, sociable conversation, and a renewed friendship with Orem residents Dr. Lou Jensen and … Continued

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Picturing history: The Pony Express and Mormon Pioneer National Historic trails

In 1860, the freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell established a system of carrying mail from Missouri and points east to California in the fastest possible time. Known as the Pony Express, this system utilized riders on horseback to carry a pouch of mail successively from one station to another where they could change … Continued

2018

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Pony Express mail run reenactment hit Utah’s Camp Floyd State Park

Members of the National Pony Express Association rode horses through Utah over the weekend in its annual re-ride of the Pony Express mail run. Read More…