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Pony Express planning ninth annual Christmas Card ride (NE)

COZAD — The Central Nebraska Pony Express will do its ninth annual Christmas Card Ride Dec. 14. The public is invited to address Christmas cards to friends or family anywhere in the world. Read More …

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Pony Express carrying your Christmas cards and letters (WY)

WYOMING Have you ever wanted your Christmas card or letter carried by the Pony Express? Starting now, these cards and letters can be dropped off in collection boxes at the post offices in Torrington, Lingle, Ft. Laramie, Guernsey, Wheatland, Hartville and Glendo. Read More …

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St. Joseph: Where the west started to get wild

St. Joseph takes on the mantra of “where the west officially started getting wild,” and rightfully so, as this Missouri city is where the infamous Jesse James was murdered. However, the city is known for much more, including the beginnings of the Pony Express. History comes into focus with a visit to the Pony Express … Continued

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It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

County and city crews have busied themselves this week hanging street lights and ornaments along Cedar Street and at the county courthouse. The public is invited to join the Julesburg/Sedgwick County Chamber of Commerce on the Sedgwick County Courthouse lawn on Friday night at 5:15 p.m. for singing of Christmas Carols and Hymns. The chamber … Continued

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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

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Carson City Parks Foundation receives National Pony Express donation for disc golf park

As Carson City’s disc golf complex nears completion, the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation’s president, David Johnson, announced that the Foundation recently received a generous donation from the Nevada Division of the National Pony Express Association, for the sponsorship of a hole at the Carson Ridge Disc Golf Park. Read More …

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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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THE PYRAMID LAKE INDIAN WARS, PART 4: THE AFTERMATH

In this, the last article in the series about the Pyramid Lake Indian Wars, I tell about the consequences of this tragic and memorable time in the history of Nevada. As with many wars that have been fought throughout our history, there were no real winners. Read More … 

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Mormon Station hosts events

HISTORY TALK – THE EARLY YEARS OF MORMON STATION Join a park ranger for a talk on the early settlement and development of Mormon Station, and what life was like for the early settlers that called this place home. This talk will focus on the 1850s, and discuss how Mormon Station grew from a remote … Continued