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Pony Express rides again! Riders to come through South Lake Tahoe Wednesday

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Over 750 horseback riders are crossing the United States from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California as part of the annual Pony Express Re-Ride. Riders will be coming through South Lake Tahoe Wednesday evening.   Read More…

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The pony express is galloping into Sacramento.

This week, Sacramentans can watch the Pony Express ride again as the last leg of the 44th annual “re-ride” closes out in Old Sacramento.   READ more, or Listen To…..

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Little-known gems among Sacramento State’s eye-catching landmarks….

FIVE-MILE STATION, Pony Express historic marker, Guy West Plaza The Five-Mile Station marker shows a notable stop on the Pony Express route. (Sacramento State/Andrea Price) At 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 1860, Central Overland Pony Express employee Sam “Bill” Hamilton raced out of what’s now Old Sacramento, the first relay rider carrying the nation’s first eastbound U.S. mail … Continued

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Pony Express Christmas Card Ride Comes to the Sacramento History Museum

The Pony Express Rides into Old Sacramento Saturday, December 11th The Christmas Card Ride is back this year! The run will take place on Saturday, December 11th with riders departing from the Folsom History Museum at 10 am then ending their ride at the Sacramento History Museum around 3:35pm that afternoon. Time is approximate so … 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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Benicia Historical Museum Resumes Regular Operating Hours

Beginning Wednesday, July 7, the Museum resumes its full pre-pandemic schedule of operations — Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. At this time, we request all visitors continue to wear a face-covering while inside the building, regardless of vaccination status……a new display about the Pony Express in Benicia….  Continue Reading……