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Ficklin Springs Pony Express marker

The Pony Express operated from April 1860 to November 1861, carrying mail by horseback on a 10-day, 1,966-mile relay between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Continue Reading

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Pony Express will complete Valentine’s Day ride Saturday

GUERNSEY—The Pony Express is preparing for its annual Valentine’s Day ride from Guernsey to Hartville on Saturday.   Read more…

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Pony Express Museum in Gothenburg remains a visitor destination after 158 years

Jan Gill, great-granddaughter of the original owner of the Upper 96 Ranch near Gothenburg, Nebraska, where the Samuel Machette Pony Express cabin was originally located, says she feels “grateful and blessed that our family has had the opportunity to honor and preserve a portion of our nation’s history.   Read More … 

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Hall of Riders Opening Fall 2017 (Pony Express Museum, St Joseph, MO)

Hall of Riders Opening Fall 2017 Submitted by Heidi Hornaday, Acquisitions & Exhibits Committee Chair The Pony Express National Museum opened a major new exhibit, Hall of Riders, this fall in the Messick Gallery. “The riders are the heart and soul of the Pony Express. An exhibit focusing on them was part of the original … Continued

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Christmas card ride

The ride is a tradition in some communities along the National Pony Express Trail.

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Pony Express Delivers Christmas Cheer

Jay Lindsay unlocks the mochilla to take out the Christmas cards that were carried by the Colorado Division of the Pony Express. Each card was hand stamped with a commemorative stamp signifying that it had traveled by Pony Express prior to being mailed by US Postal Service As many as 185 Christmas cards were carried … Continued

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Pony Express gets the mail through in Platte, Goshen counties

GUERNSEY – There wasn’t any rain, sleet or snow the postal service has always promised to overcome, but that was welcome news to the riders from the Southeast Wyoming Pony Express Association who were delivering holiday mail the old-fashioned way this past Saturday. Under a sunny sky with just a slight breeze, riders loaded up … Continued

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Pony Express Riders collect and transport holiday mail

COZAD, Neb. —  Pony Express Riders acted as specially-appointed mail couriers once again – this time for the holidays. Members of the Central Nebraska Pony Express Association gathered at Cozad’s Wilson Public Library to carry two special bags to Gothenburg for a Christmas card ride.   Read More …

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Holiday festivity on the homestead

The wind blew smoke from the campfire as the frontier soldiers tended their pots and kettles. One of the men held out a metal plate to 6-year-old Darbie Neuman and asked if she wanted some beans. The girl handed her mother a hand-dipped chocolate pretzel from the prairie candy shop so she could try a … Continued

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Holiday fun in Rock Springs, Ft. Laramie and Casper

Fort Laramie NHS Hosts “Christmas on the Frontier” Fort Laramie National Historic Site will host its annual “Christmas on the Frontier” program on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. with the Fort Laramie Historical Association Annual Meeting following. Visitors will be entertained in the mess room … Continued