MISSOURI NEWS ARCHIVE
Pony Express Re-ride a culmination of 10 days, nearly 2,000 miles
St. Joseph residents packed the sidewalks to see the finish of the Pony Express Re-ride this evening in front of the Patee House Museum. It marked the completion of a trek that started nearly 2,000 miles away in Sacramento. Continue Reading…
PONY EXPRESS REENACTORS BACK IN THE SADDLE
The Pony Express Re-Ride kicked off in Sacramento, California Wednesday and are set to arrive in St. Joseph in a little more than a week. Read More….
Ferry for Pony across the Missouri
Ebenezer Ferry carried Pony Express riders and much more…..
Tuesday Night Talks going virtual in 2021
The Pony Express Museum is preparing for its 22rd year of presenting Tuesday Night Talks. Read More…….
Museums see attendance drop due to pandemic
Their doors now are open, but officials at several St. Joseph museums say attendance continues to be sluggish as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Now they are left searching for answers on how to get visitors inside while losing opportunities for bus tours and large group events. The Patee House Museum has seen admissions drop by … Continued
Patee House gets new roof
The Patee House is receiving a new roof after a storm in June tore off about a third and sent it into the street. Read More…………
Pony Express sees over 1,100 visitors on family fun day
On Monday, the Pony Express Museum opened its doors at 10 a.m. for Free Family Fun Day, and within two hours, over 500 people had visited the national museum. By the end of the day, 1,187 people had visited, more than doubling the attendance at the event last year. Read More……..
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
Pony Express re-ride kicks off in St. Joseph
The annual Pony Express Re-ride kicked off in St. Joseph at the Patee House Museum on Monday. There are 600 riders who take commemorative letters and personal mail from the Missouri River all the way to Sacramento, California, over a 10-day period, 24 hours a day. more…
FROM MAIL TO MILEAGE
Woman bikes Pony Express Trail from start to finish For those in St. Joseph, the Pony Express is something that can sometimes seem contained within the city limits, with museums, statues and events dedicated to the mail service synonymous with the Old West. But for Jan Bennett, the Pony Express reaches far beyond St. Joseph, … Continued