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The Pony Express and Reno Rodeo Association will honor veterans at the 100 Year Anniversary of the Reno Rodeo on Patriots Night.

On June 21, 2019 in the Reno Rodeo Main Arena, The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) will be delivering Pony Letters for Veterans via horseback at the Reno Rodeo on Patriots Night. These letters will be handed over to the Veterans Coalition. Come to the Rodeo wearing your red, white, and blue on Patriots Night … Continued

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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 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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Pony Express Valentine card ride

HARTVILLE–Members of the Southeast Wyoming Pony Express Association will hold their annual Valentine Card Ride on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Riders will leave the Guernsey Post Office at 9 a.m. and plan to arrive in Hartville between 11 a.m. and noon. Read More …

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Lost Skills of the Pony Express

A Brief Chapter By the mid-1800s, the population of California had exploded. Residents were eager to correspond with connections back east, but communication required incredible patience; mail delivery took a month by boat or overland stage. By the late 1850s, a trio of enterprising freighting firm owners supported the idea of an express overland mail … 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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On The Golden Anniversary Of The National Trails System

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act of 1968. Among his conservation credentials, President Lyndon Johnson voiced the significance of trails. In his February, 1965 address to Congress, President Johnson stated, “In the back country we need to copy the great Appalachian Trail in all parts of America, and to … 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