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How The Pony Express Galloped Into History

The Pony Express only lasted 18 months, but the mail delivery service remains one of the most enduring icons of the American West — its story told in dime novels and in Westerns like the 1990s TV show “The Young Riders.” Read More …

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SIERA Hams set to join Safety Day Fun

SIERA Hams set to join Safety Day fun

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Pony Express Bible Donated

Pony Express Bible Donated Joe Nardone, the Master Historian of the Pony Express, generously donated to the Foundation an original “1858 RUSSELL, MAJORS & WADDELL” Bible.  These Bibles were ordered by the company in 1858 and should be called Alexander Majors Transportation Bible but have come to the be known as Pony Express Bibles in … Continued

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Express, Please

The Pony Express was a mail delivery service that was established in April of 1860. It was the brainchild of William H. Russell, William B. Waddell and Alexander Majors, the owners of Central Overland California and Pike’s Peak Express Company. The service lasted for little more than a year, but managed to secure a place … Continued

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BLM offering public tour of the Pony Express Trail on June 2

SALT LAKE CITY — To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, the Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake field office is offering an auto tour of the Pony Express National Historic Trail on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 2. Read more …  

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Tree plantings celebrate Arbor Day

What do trees and horses have in common? Both were part of an Arbor Day celebration in Nevada’s oldest town on Friday. Read More …

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Celebrating Utah’s 4 national trails as NPS celebrates 50 years of trails

ou know about Utah’s big five national parks, but historians are celebrating 50 years of the nation’s historic trails, including the four that either run through or end in the Beehive State. Read more…

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The City of Fallon commemorates 158th Anniversary of The Pony Express Trail

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to Williams Ave.— a commemorative, silhouette statue of a Pony Express Rider. On Tuesday, Apr. 3, the City of Fallon celebrated the 158th anniversary of the Pony Express, which extends from Sacramento, Calif., to. St. Joseph’s Mo. Read More …

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Fallon raises new Pony Express memorial statue

To send mail through the Pony Express from San Francisco to St. Joseph, Missouri — a distance of almost 2,000 miles — was a significant form of communication in the western states during the 1860s. Read More …

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Today In History

Today In History: Washington DC abolishes slave trade, U.S. Supreme Court rules that black citizens are eligible to vote…   Read More …

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