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Pony Express re-ride set for Dec. 11

The Central Nebraska Pony Express rides again on Dec. 11. Those wishing to can address Christmas cards to friends or family anywhere in the world, affix the appropriate postage and deposit cards in the Pony Express Mailbox at Wilson Public Library in Cozad, the Gothenburg Public Library or the Gothenburg State Bank in Brady now … Continued

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Utah Sign Project Story in the Fall 2021 Pathways Across America

Pathways Across America is the only national publication devoted to the news and issues of America’s national scenic and historic trails. Read about the Utah Sign Project   HERE, on page 8  

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Conservation easements on 1,800 acres in Carson Valley making progress

Conservation easements on nearly 1,800 acres including two historic ranch properties could be done by next summer. Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Director Ken Collum told county commissioners on Thursday that documents required to prepare a purchase agreement for 420 acres on the Van Sickle Station Ranch. Dating back to the early years … Continued

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Six Stops on the Pony Express That You Can Still Visit

For an 18-month span from 1860 to 1861, one of the quickest and most reliable ways to send mail across the United States was via the Pony Express. With a roughly 2,000-mile route stretching from Sacramento, California, to Saint Joseph, Missouri, the mail service employed relays of riders who would make the ten-day journey, rain or … Continued

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…………..   The Pony Express Museum, and the Saint Joseph Museums will be two of the participating museums nationwide, featuring activities for all ages to enjoy…….. Read More…………

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Pump on the prairie A ranch southeast of Brady acted as a pioneer ‘Kwik Stop’ for Oregon Trail travelers

…………..Some 160 years ago, John and Jeremiah Gilman’s “road ranch” southeast of present-day Brady was one of the best-known Lincoln County (Nebraska) oases along the Oregon-California Trail. Nothing remains of the cabins, stables and Pony Express station where the Nebraska City brothers planted roots in 1859 rather than continue to Colorado’s gold fields…………..    Read … Continued

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Some areas see devastation from Caldor Fire over the Sierra

…………..  This section of the Sierra Nevada is a historic one, as the first California State Highway was created in 1896 when the state took over the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road which transported travelers over the mountains to Virginia City after silver was discovered. Way stations were built along the road to house first the Pony … Continued

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UPDATE 6-Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages on

………… Over the next two days, firefighters waged an all-out battle to save South Lake Tahoe and nearby communities, including the smaller, unincorporated village of Meyers, a former trading post and Pony Express station…………….  Read More………

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Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages

……………………. The smaller, unincorporated village of Meyers – a former trading post and onetime Pony Express station a few miles away – was likewise spared………….   Read More……..

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Evacuations Ordered Near Lake Tahoe as the Caldor Fire Chokes Region

…………..Firefighters on Monday were battling blazes along a dozen-mile section of an old Pony Express route that connects Gold Rush towns along the thickly forested western slope of the Sierra Nevada.   Read More….