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Pony Express Stations, Part 12: Sand Springs Station

For thousands of years, much of western Nevada was submerged under the waters of ancient Lake Lahontan. About 4,000 years ago, climate change caused the waters to recede and the area around what’s now Fallon, became a dry desert playa. Prevailing winds from the west blew millions of tons of sand from this playa into … Continued

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The Pony Express – a Lamorinda connection

For 18 months, between April 1860 through October 1861, the Pony Express delivered mail and newspapers between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento. What many are not aware of is the occasional Lamorinda leg of the journey. At the time of its inception the Pony Express, originally called Leavenworth and Pike’s Peak Express Company, covered more … Continued

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History lives on with Pony Express reenactment in Carson City

RENO, Nev. (Nevada Sports Net) — Once upon a time, it took 10 days just to send a simple message from the Atlantic to the Pacific via Pony Express. That message spanned across over 2,000 miles. Watch Video 

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Pony Express rides through Genoa on way up Kingsbury

Pony Express rides through Genoa on way up Kingsbury There were more people watching in Genoa on Wednesday than there were seconds the Pony Express re-riders spent transferring the mochila there. Read more…..

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The Pony Express rides again into Nevada

The Pony Express rides again into Nevada RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — It once took 10 days to send just a simple message from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the Pony Express. That message was spanned across over 2,000 miles. Now, 150 plus years later, that same message takes just a … Continued

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Pony Express makes its way through Carson City, Jacks Valley and into Genoa

Pony Express makes its way through Carson City, Jacks Valley and into Genoa The Pony Express made its way into Carson City on Wednesday afternoon, heading into town with a breeze and about 40 minutes behind schedule. The mochila exchange was made at Second and Curry streets. It had arrived in the capital city after … Continued

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Living History: Pony Express due Wednesday in Lyon County, Carson City, Genoa and Tahoe

Living History: Pony Express due Wednesday in Lyon County, Carson City, Genoa and Tahoe The famed horseback ride across the West that briefly delivered pre-Civil war mail and covered terrain that spanned nearly 2,000 miles will arrive in Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe with stops Wednesday in Silver Springs, Carson City, Genoa and Stateline. Read … Continued

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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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