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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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MULTIPLE MUSEUMS IN ST. JOSEPH ARE PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL FREE MUSEUM DAY SATURDAY

…………..   The Pony Express Museum, and the Saint Joseph Museums will be two of the participating museums nationwide, featuring activities for all ages to enjoy…….. Read More…………

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Pump on the prairie A ranch southeast of Brady acted as a pioneer ‘Kwik Stop’ for Oregon Trail travelers

…………..Some 160 years ago, John and Jeremiah Gilman’s “road ranch” southeast of present-day Brady was one of the best-known Lincoln County (Nebraska) oases along the Oregon-California Trail. Nothing remains of the cabins, stables and Pony Express station where the Nebraska City brothers planted roots in 1859 rather than continue to Colorado’s gold fields…………..    Read … Continued

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Some areas see devastation from Caldor Fire over the Sierra

…………..  This section of the Sierra Nevada is a historic one, as the first California State Highway was created in 1896 when the state took over the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road which transported travelers over the mountains to Virginia City after silver was discovered. Way stations were built along the road to house first the Pony … Continued

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UPDATE 6-Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages on

………… Over the next two days, firefighters waged an all-out battle to save South Lake Tahoe and nearby communities, including the smaller, unincorporated village of Meyers, a former trading post and Pony Express station…………….  Read More………

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Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages

……………………. The smaller, unincorporated village of Meyers – a former trading post and onetime Pony Express station a few miles away – was likewise spared………….   Read More……..

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Evacuations Ordered Near Lake Tahoe as the Caldor Fire Chokes Region

…………..Firefighters on Monday were battling blazes along a dozen-mile section of an old Pony Express route that connects Gold Rush towns along the thickly forested western slope of the Sierra Nevada.   Read More….

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The Caldor fire is moving in on Strawberry……..

When Michael Hicks took ownership of Strawberry Lodge nearly 20 years ago, he knew fire was a possibility. The historic lodge, tucked along Highway 50 in the tiny town of Strawberry, has burned three times since its first iteration in 1858, Hicks said. But that history didn’t do anything to ease his concerns Saturday, as … Continued

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Weekend events at trails center in Casper

Aug. 7, Pony Express History, at 1 p.m., members of the National Pony Express Association will have a special presentation. Find out how you can become a member of the NPEA and preserve history.   Continue Reading………..

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Fort Fetterman ala 1882 comes easing back to life in 2021

………Les Bennington, Wyoming Division president of the National Pony Express Association, blew the bugle,……. additional Pony Express representatives taught the public……….about the historic mail carriers……  Continue Reading…….