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History of the Granger Stage Station: Mark Twain to State Park Status

GRANGER—Mark Twain in Wyoming? Did such an event actually happen? Although Missouri, Nevada and California are more closely associated with the famous 19th century humorist, Mark Twain, better known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in the early 1860s, did pass through Wyoming on a stagecoach, and he came through Sweetwater County, to boot.   Read More … Continued

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Parade of Champions How The West Was Won!

If you think you’re hearing the sounds of hoofs thundering in the streets of Julesburg, you are right! The Colorado Division of the National Pony Express Association will be playing host to approximately 100 delegates and their spouses Sept 12-14, and to “Welcome” them to town, there will be a “Parade of Champions…How The West … Continued

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Siegel to auction George Kramer’s Pony Express postal history treasures

Postal history will rule the day on Sept. 25, when Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries offers Pony Express covers and more from the George Kramer collection, plus the Clovis collection of Confederate States illustrated covers. Both auctions will take place at the Collectors Club, 22 E. 35th St., in New York City. “The Pony covers … Continued

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Picturing history: The Pony Express and Mormon Pioneer National Historic trails

In 1860, the freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell established a system of carrying mail from Missouri and points east to California in the fastest possible time. Known as the Pony Express, this system utilized riders on horseback to carry a pouch of mail successively from one station to another where they could change … Continued

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Postmark maps out Pony Express eight-state trail

Postmark Pursuit by Molly Goad A pictorial postmark for the Pony Express Commemorative Re-Ride held annually in June has been extended for 30 days. The postmark shows a horse and rider heading west and traveling through eight states: Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California. The original Pony Express was in operation for … Continued

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Historic hoof steps: Posse members ride in tradition of Pony Express

In her long-sleeved red shirt, brown hat and vest, Julie Sprague followed in the footsteps — or more appropriately hoof steps — of her great-great-grandfather, Elijah Nicholas Wilson, participating in the 2019 Pony Express Re-ride. Sprague and her friend Krissy Bishop, members of the Boulder City Mounted Posse, rode a 7-mile leg June 19 between … Continued

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Museum Minute: Pony Express Saddle

Although the Pony Express only lasted for about a year and half, the mail service has become synonymous with the Old West. The story of riders delivering mail from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in ten to eleven days at the time was the fastest a letter was ever delivered before electronic communication. Read … Continued

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Museum strives to attract visitors, support

The month of June kept us busy at the Pony Express Barn & Museum in downtown Marysville. We had 416 visitors last month, including 353 individuals from states outside of Kansas.   Read More…

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Pony Express Stations, Part 14: Smith Creek Station

This will be the last in my series of articles about the Pony Express stations in western Nevada. When Pony Bob Haslam made the longest ride in Pony Express history, he rode the route from Friday’s Station at Lake Tahoe to Smith Creek Station almost halfway across the state of Nevada. My articles have described … Continued

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Pony Express riders deliver letters to Cheyenne veterans

CHEYENNE – From April 1860 to October 1861, horse-mounted riders with the Pony Express traveled between Missouri and California delivering letters, newspapers and other messages to better connect the country’s still-developing western states Read More…

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