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The Pony Express and Reno Rodeo Association will honor veterans at the 100 Year Anniversary of the Reno Rodeo on Patriots Night.

On June 21, 2019 in the Reno Rodeo Main Arena, The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) will be delivering Pony Letters for Veterans via horseback at the Reno Rodeo on Patriots Night. These letters will be handed over to the Veterans Coalition. Come to the Rodeo wearing your red, white, and blue on Patriots Night … Continued

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Grand Island Independent – Public invited to send letters to veterans

The letters will receive a special stamp showing that they were carried on horseback by the Pony Express. They will be carried via horseback into the arena to be given June 21 to the Veterans Coalition at the 100th anniversary of the Reno Rodeo on Patriots Night. They then will be distributed to U.S. veterans. … Continued

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Public invited to send letters to veterans via the Pony Express

KEARNEY — The public is invited to write letters to veterans to be carried in the mochila (mailbag) at the Reno Rodeo, part of the National Pony Express Association’s annual Pony Express re-enactment ride, which passes south of Kearney every June. Read More … 

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PONY EXPRESS STATIONS, PART 1: FRIDAY’S STATION

PONY EXPRESS STATIONS, PART 1: FRIDAY’S STATION Posted by Dennis Cassinelli | Mar 1, 2019 | Dennis Cassinelli-Historian, Top Stories | 0 When I first started researching the Pony Express I was not too impressed with the operation and the prominence it held in the history of the American West. The more I read and … Continued

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Pony Express and Reno Rodeo Need Letters for Veterans

Statewide – The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) and Reno Rodeo are asking the public to write letters to veterans! Pony Express riders will deliver the letters on horseback at the Reno Rodeo for Patriots Nights on June 21. The letters will be presented to the Nevada Veterans Coalition for distribution to US Veterans.   … Continued

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Pony Express service still delivers 158 years later – at the speed of sound

Gothenburg, NE – The original Pony Express Station Museum located in Gothenburg — the Pony Express Capital of Nebraska — has added a new feature for motorists who visit when traveling through the state: History of the Pony Express delivery service at the speed of sound via their vehicle radio.   Read More .…

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Pony Express Valentine card ride

HARTVILLE–Members of the Southeast Wyoming Pony Express Association will hold their annual Valentine Card Ride on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Riders will leave the Guernsey Post Office at 9 a.m. and plan to arrive in Hartville between 11 a.m. and noon. Read More …

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Lost Skills of the Pony Express

A Brief Chapter By the mid-1800s, the population of California had exploded. Residents were eager to correspond with connections back east, but communication required incredible patience; mail delivery took a month by boat or overland stage. By the late 1850s, a trio of enterprising freighting firm owners supported the idea of an express overland mail … Continued

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‘Official’ Pony Express Christmas cards carried for mail distribution

GOTHENBURG, Neb. — Nearly 800 people will be getting a special delivery from days gone by, when they open their mail this Christmas season. Read More ….

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High Plains Christmas brings traditions to the valley

GERING — Despite some wind and blowing snow, a large crowd showed up at Legacy of the Plains Museum Saturday to help celebrate a High Plains Christmas. Volunteers from the Scotts Bluff National Monument also joined in on a day of fun as the Village Players and the Highway 26 Gospel Group provided the Christmas … Continued

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