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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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Something beautiful or interesting down the road

The sun painted the eastern sky orange at 6 a.m. Wednesday as I stood along Highway 50A near the Fort Kearny State Historical Park entrance looking through my camera’s zoom lens for a westbound horse and rider participating in the National Pony Express Association re-ride from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento, Calif. Read More …

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Pony Express Re-Ride keeps the legend alive

OVERTON — A lone rider gallops away on a fresh horse, saddle bags securely fitted as both set off toward the west. It could just as easily be a scene from 1860, but in 2019, it was the scene of the Pony Express Re-Ride passing through Dawson and the surrounding counties as they commemorate those … 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 rides through county

The annual Pony Express re-ride thunders through Natrona County and is an Old West scene not to be missed by families and tourists. Times are approximate, and in most cases, the action stops only long enough to transfer to fresh riders and horses. The Casper division riders begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the … Continued

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PHOTOS: Pony Express Re-Ride 2019

Photos from 2019 Re-Ride

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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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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 …