………Another exciting cover in the Erivan collection sale was mailed a little over 15 years after the Lockport cover, but has its own claim to uniquity as the only known Pony Express cover delivered to France. Read More……..
In Part 2 of my series on Eastern Nevada Pony Express Stations, I described Schell Creek Station (4), Egan Canyon Station (5) and Butte Station (6). The numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of stations from the Utah State line. There will be one Pony Express Station article each month. Read More…….
Railroad conducter Paul Henderson had been called “The Trail Detective” and “The Caboose Historian.” For 50-plus years, Henderson and his wife Helen documented and mapped the history of the Oregon, California and other trails when America was expanding westward. Read More……
O’Fallon’s Bluff among reasons federal judge revokes permit for Nebraska Public Power District’s R-Project
A Colorado federal judge has vacated a key permit for Nebraska Public Power District’s R-Project transmission line, citing its potential impact on a key Oregon Trail landmark in Lincoln County as one reason. Read More……
…………For years we’d been intrigued with the Pony Express, so we made plans to follow its route from St. Joseph, Mo., into Kansas, and then swing north into Nebraska………. Read More……….
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……..
The community returned to reasonable winter temperatures and clear skies as Gering kicked off a High Plains Christmas on Saturday. Santa’s Village in downtown Gering was open as Santa greeted the public and heard wish lists from younger residents. Hot chocolate and cookies were also part of the fun as parents brought their cell phones … Continued
Contingent upon the weather and while supplies last, the following is a list of activities: crafts, create your own yarn doll; Prairie Sweet Shop, enjoy wonderful melted chocolates from a Dutch oven; cookie decorating, design your own tasty holiday cookie; National Pony Express Association members, interact with Pony Express Riders; military encampment, join living historians … Continued
Saturday morning eight riders from the Julesburg Pony Express Division, crossed seven miles between Ovid and Sedgwick to deliver the Christmas Cards. 135 cards were hand stamped with the official Colorado Division of the National Pony Express stamp. The local Pony Express has provided this service for the past several years at no charge. Read … Continued