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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

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Annual Pony Express Re-ride carries mail through Panhandle

BRIDGEPORT — A rider, wearing a red shirt and black hat mounted his horse in St. Joseph, Missouri, June 10 at 3 p.m. and began the 41st annual Pony Express Re-ride. “This is the 159th anniversary of the Pony Express,” National Pony Express Association president Dean Atkin said Thursday. “The re-ride is an effort to … Continued

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Pony Express rides again

Horse riders were traveling through the Panhandle Thursday. According to an update from the Scotts Bluff National Monument, riders re-enacting the Pony Express are expected to arrive between 5 and 6 p.m. Riders were running behind schedule, but updates will be available at nationalponyexpress.org. Read More …

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PONY EXPRESS RE-RIDES AGAIN THROUGH THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE

Back in 1860…. a small group of riders for the Pony Express would make the ten day trek from Missouri to California to deliver letters. Despite lasting less than two years… the legacy of the 1,900 mile route lives on today. Read More …

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Riders reenact Pony Express

Riders reenacting the Pony Express galloped through the North Platte area Wednesday on their way from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. They exchanged a mochila, or leather pouch, at Hall School on State Farm Road. Read More …

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Pony Express re-ride in progress

The annual re-creation of the Pony Express began on Monday, June 10 in St. Joseph, Mo. and will continue until June 20 when the last rider and horse arrives in Sacramento, Calif.   Read More …

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Remembering The Legendary Pony Express

The Pony Express used horse-and-rider relay teams to speed letters across the West just before the start of the Civil War. The 2,000-mile route went from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California — and the Pony could do it in just 10 days.   Read More …

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Pony Express riders traveling across the Panhandle

They started their morning traveling through Big Springs around 2:30am, Chappell around 6:00am and on their way to Sidney and expected to be there by 8:20am.  more…

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And they’re off! Pony Express annual re-ride leaves Missouri, in South Lake Tahoe June 19

Imagine you live in the year 1860 with vast wilderness and wide-open plains 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 lay ahead.  more…

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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…