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Annual Pony Express Re-ride draws generations

Six-year-old Jayde Mongeau couldn’t wait to hop on the gelding that her mother, Suzann Mongeau, rode into town Tuesday morning as the annual Pony Express Re-ride arrived at Marysville’s Pony Express Barn Museum to a welcoming crowd. Read More …

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Riders reenact Pony Express

Riders reenacting the Pony Express galloped through the North Platte area Wednesday on their way from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. They exchanged a mochila, or leather pouch, at Hall School on State Farm Road. Read More …

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Pony Express re-ride in progress

The annual re-creation of the Pony Express began on Monday, June 10 in St. Joseph, Mo. and will continue until June 20 when the last rider and horse arrives in Sacramento, Calif.   Read More …

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Remembering The Legendary Pony Express

The Pony Express used horse-and-rider relay teams to speed letters across the West just before the start of the Civil War. The 2,000-mile route went from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California — and the Pony could do it in just 10 days.   Read More …

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Pony Express riders traveling across the Panhandle

They started their morning traveling through Big Springs around 2:30am, Chappell around 6:00am and on their way to Sidney and expected to be there by 8:20am.  more…

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And they’re off! Pony Express annual re-ride leaves Missouri, in South Lake Tahoe June 19

Imagine you live in the year 1860 with vast wilderness and wide-open plains 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 lay ahead.  more…

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Pony Express re-ride kicks off in St. Joseph

The annual Pony Express Re-ride kicked off in St. Joseph at the Patee House Museum on Monday. There are 600 riders who take commemorative letters and personal mail from the Missouri River all the way to Sacramento, California, over a 10-day period, 24 hours a day.  more…

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Pony Express rides set at Nebraska state historical parks

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Visitors to two Nebraska state historical parks can see a reenactment of the Pony Express next week. The rides will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at Rock Creek Station and Fort Kearny state historical parks. Each year, members of the National Pony Express Association recreate the Pony Express with a commemorative … Continued

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Pony Express to Ride again June 10-20

The Pony Express will Ride again across the American West. A Re-run of the famed mail service will be done June 10-20, by the National Pony Express Association. Commemorative Letters and Personal Mail will be carried by horse and rider relays from the Missouri River to the Sacramento River. The first rider departs the Patee … Continued

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Pony Express Stations, Part 9: Hooten Wells/Desert Station

The next original Pony Express station east of Buckland’s Station was Hooten Wells and nearby Desert Station. When the Pony Express riders left Buckland’s, they rode south over the wooden toll bridge Buckland had constructed across the Carson River for about two miles before turning east toward the next station. About 12 miles east was … Continued