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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 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

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History lives on with Pony Express reenactment in Carson City

RENO, Nev. (Nevada Sports Net) — Once upon a time, it took 10 days just to send a simple message from the Atlantic to the Pacific via Pony Express. That message spanned across over 2,000 miles. Watch Video 

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Pony Express rides through Genoa on way up Kingsbury

Pony Express rides through Genoa on way up Kingsbury There were more people watching in Genoa on Wednesday than there were seconds the Pony Express re-riders spent transferring the mochila there. Read more…..

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The Pony Express rides again into Nevada

The Pony Express rides again into Nevada RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — It once took 10 days to send just a simple message from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the Pony Express. That message was spanned across over 2,000 miles. Now, 150 plus years later, that same message takes just a … Continued

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Pony Express makes its way through Carson City, Jacks Valley and into Genoa

Pony Express makes its way through Carson City, Jacks Valley and into Genoa The Pony Express made its way into Carson City on Wednesday afternoon, heading into town with a breeze and about 40 minutes behind schedule. The mochila exchange was made at Second and Curry streets. It had arrived in the capital city after … Continued

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Living History: Pony Express due Wednesday in Lyon County, Carson City, Genoa and Tahoe

Living History: Pony Express due Wednesday in Lyon County, Carson City, Genoa and Tahoe The famed horseback ride across the West that briefly delivered pre-Civil war mail and covered terrain that spanned nearly 2,000 miles will arrive in Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe with stops Wednesday in Silver Springs, Carson City, Genoa and Stateline. Read … Continued

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Pony Express riders arrive at Fort Churchill, Carson City, Genoa and Tahoe this Wednesday

Imagine you live in the year 1860 with vast wilderness, wide-open plains and high desert between Missouri and California. You’re one of the chosen riders on top of a horse with a mochila strapped on your saddle, navigating along the trail where unknown dangers may be ahead. You’re not on a leisure trip, you’re one … Continued

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Pony Express re-rides through Valley

Like the original Pony Express, participants in this year’s Pony Express Re-ride will be crossing the vast expanses of Nevada’s deserts before Expected to arrive in Genoa sometime during the afternoon of Wednesday, the re-ride is a relay involving an estimated 600 riders. Read More …

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Pony Express Stations, Part 10: Williams Station

Williams Station is the next Nevada Pony Express station to be encountered when traveling east from Hooten Wells and Desert Station. Originally located along the Carson River, the ruins of the station have been inundated by the waters of Lahontan Reservoir since Lahontan Dam was created in 1911. There are reports that during the drought … Continued