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Gering opens Christmas season with High Plains Christmas

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

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Holiday on the Homestead Saturday

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

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Pony Express Delivers Christmas Cards

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

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Amateur Radio supports Pony Express reeactment

The Pony Express provided mail service between Sacramento, California, and St. Joseph, Missouri, using relays of horse-mounted riders from 3 April 1860 to October 1861. Read More …

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History brought to life: Christmas cards delivered via Pony Express

In several communities across the famed Pony Express trail, an annual tradition brings back a snippet of the past at Christmastime. With Gothenburg being dubbed the Pony Express capital of Nebraska, it only seems fitting this community would participate in the annual Christmas Card Ride – which took place on Saturday, Dec. 14. Read More … Continued

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Pony Express planning ninth annual Christmas Card ride (NE)

COZAD — The Central Nebraska Pony Express will do its ninth annual Christmas Card Ride Dec. 14. The public is invited to address Christmas cards to friends or family anywhere in the world. Read More …

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Pony Express carrying your Christmas cards and letters (WY)

WYOMING Have you ever wanted your Christmas card or letter carried by the Pony Express? Starting now, these cards and letters can be dropped off in collection boxes at the post offices in Torrington, Lingle, Ft. Laramie, Guernsey, Wheatland, Hartville and Glendo. Read More …

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St. Joseph: Where the west started to get wild

St. Joseph takes on the mantra of “where the west officially started getting wild,” and rightfully so, as this Missouri city is where the infamous Jesse James was murdered. However, the city is known for much more, including the beginnings of the Pony Express. History comes into focus with a visit to the Pony Express … Continued

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It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

County and city crews have busied themselves this week hanging street lights and ornaments along Cedar Street and at the county courthouse. The public is invited to join the Julesburg/Sedgwick County Chamber of Commerce on the Sedgwick County Courthouse lawn on Friday night at 5:15 p.m. for singing of Christmas Carols and Hymns. The chamber … Continued

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Forgotten Overland Stage line once ran through Silver State

Most know that U.S. 50 through Nevada parallels portions of the historic Pony Express trail (and the old Lincoln Highway), but less well known is the fact that the route also parallels what was known as the Overland Mail and Stage Line. Fortunately, a few reminders of this equally important transportation link — which operated … Continued

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