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Picturing history: The Pony Express and Mormon Pioneer National Historic trails

In 1860, the freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell established a system of carrying mail from Missouri and points east to California in the fastest possible time. Known as the Pony Express, this system utilized riders on horseback to carry a pouch of mail successively from one station to another where they could change … Continued


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Pony Express mail run reenactment hit Utah’s Camp Floyd State Park

Members of the National Pony Express Association rode horses through Utah over the weekend in its annual re-ride of the Pony Express mail run. Read More…

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Utah played ‘a key role’ in Pony Express history, says ‘West Like Lightning’ author

SALT LAKE CITY — A prolific writer, Jim DeFelice has authored thrillers to nonfiction to co-authoring (with Chris Kyle and Scott McEwan) the memoir “American Sniper” that became an Academy Award-nominated film. Read More …

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BLM offering public tour of the Pony Express Trail on June 2

SALT LAKE CITY — To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, the Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake field office is offering an auto tour of the Pony Express National Historic Trail on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 2. Read more …  

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Celebrating Utah’s 4 national trails as NPS celebrates 50 years of trails

ou know about Utah’s big five national parks, but historians are celebrating 50 years of the nation’s historic trails, including the four that either run through or end in the Beehive State. Read more…


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Photos: National Pony Express Association pays riderless tribute

Wonderful tribute by the Utah Riders for George Lange. Incl. Patsy Lange, on her horse, Blaze, leads her husband George’s horse, Bingo, in a riderless horse tribute for George, who passed away in November into Murray Park as the National Pony Express Association holds its commemorative ride and passes through Utah on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Read … Continued


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Pony Express Trail in Eagle Mountain, UT

Eagle Mountain is part of what used to be known as Cedar Valley, but it wasn’t actually incorporated until Dec. 3, 1996, officially becoming a city in 2001. The Pony Express Trail runs through the city, and as such, the Pony Express plays a large role in the city’s history and provides a theme for … Continued