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Postmark maps out Pony Express eight-state trail

Postmark Pursuit by Molly Goad A pictorial postmark for the Pony Express Commemorative Re-Ride held annually in June has been extended for 30 days. The postmark shows a horse and rider heading west and traveling through eight states: Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California. The original Pony Express was in operation for … Continued

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Historic hoof steps: Posse members ride in tradition of Pony Express

In her long-sleeved red shirt, brown hat and vest, Julie Sprague followed in the footsteps — or more appropriately hoof steps — of her great-great-grandfather, Elijah Nicholas Wilson, participating in the 2019 Pony Express Re-ride. Sprague and her friend Krissy Bishop, members of the Boulder City Mounted Posse, rode a 7-mile leg June 19 between … Continued

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Museum Minute: Pony Express Saddle

Although the Pony Express only lasted for about a year and half, the mail service has become synonymous with the Old West. The story of riders delivering mail from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in ten to eleven days at the time was the fastest a letter was ever delivered before electronic communication. Read … Continued

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Museum strives to attract visitors, support

The month of June kept us busy at the Pony Express Barn & Museum in downtown Marysville. We had 416 visitors last month, including 353 individuals from states outside of Kansas.   Read More…

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Pony Express Stations, Part 14: Smith Creek Station

This will be the last in my series of articles about the Pony Express stations in western Nevada. When Pony Bob Haslam made the longest ride in Pony Express history, he rode the route from Friday’s Station at Lake Tahoe to Smith Creek Station almost halfway across the state of Nevada. My articles have described … Continued

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Pony Express Stations, Part 13: Middlegate and Cold Springs

The site location for Middlegate Station is unknown. There are several possible locations along U.S. Highway 50 near the modern Middlegate bar and restaurant that could have been the site of the original Pony Express station. I could find no trace of any Pony Express Station at Middlegate when I visited there several times when … Continued

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Pony Express riders deliver letters to veterans at “Ride for the Heroes”

CHEYENNE – From April 1860 to October 1861, horse-mounted riders with the Pony Express traveled between Missouri and California delivering letters, newspapers and other messages to better connect the country’s still-developing western states.   Read More … 

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Pony Express riders to deliver mail to VA veterans

CHEYENNE – Riders from the Southeast Wyoming Pony Express Association will deliver letters to veterans at the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in a ceremony at the facility’s Circle of Flags, 2360 E. Pershing Blvd.   Read More ….

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Southeast Wyoming Pony Express riders will deliver letters to veterans at the Cheyenne VA this Saturday as part of their annual Ride for the Heroes. Ride organizer Tony Goulant says the letters were written by Wyoming elementary school students. Read More …

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Pony Express Stations, Part 12: Sand Springs Station

For thousands of years, much of western Nevada was submerged under the waters of ancient Lake Lahontan. About 4,000 years ago, climate change caused the waters to recede and the area around what’s now Fallon, became a dry desert playa. Prevailing winds from the west blew millions of tons of sand from this playa into … Continued