CLARKSVILLE DAY

FROM: Larry Carpenter
May 13th, 2019 PST

The California Division participated in the 8th Annual Clarksville Day, Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Eight members served 5 hours at the open air event.  They had two tables and several displays set up to tell the Pony Express story. They were among a couple of dozen historical and community groups to participate.  2000 plus people attended the event and many made their way to the California Division tables with questions and comments about the Pony Express. Ride Letter Applications, NPEA brochures, and Pony Express Map and Guides were given out and, Continue Reading

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Wyoming Sweetwater Chapter - Christmas Card Ride

FROM: Melissa Misner
December 21st, 2018 PST

Photos from the Annual Convention by Stephanie Goulart

FROM: Stephanie Goulart
September 21st, 2018 PST

Photos from the Annual Convention by Larry Carpenter in Torrington, WY. Sept 7 &8, 2018 Note: If  you have photos to submit from the event, please email them to NationalPonyExpress@gmail.com Photo: Stephanie Goulart Chuckwagon DinnerPhoto: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Chuckwagon DinnerPhoto: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart Photo: Stephanie Goulart

Annual Convention - Torrington, WY - photos from Larry

FROM: NPEA Convention
September 11th, 2018 PST

Photos from the Annual Convention by Larry Carpenter in Torrington, WY. Sept 7 &8, 2018 Note: If  you have photos to submit from the event, please email them to NationalPonyExpress@gmail.com   Participants were able visit Officer and enlisted, and Surgeon’s Quarters, and Quartermasters Buildings. The role of the Pony Express was explained. Submitted by Larry Carpenter An interpretative Ranger gave a Tour of the grounds and buildings. Submitted by Larry Carpenter A Tour was made to Fort Laramie, on Thursday, Sept 6. Submitted by Larry Carpenter Bill Hill, Wyoming Division, Continue Reading

2018 Pony Express Re-ride South of Evanston, Wyoming

FROM: Susan Gerrard
July 4th, 2018 PST

The riders are south of Evanston, Wyoming.

Jeff K7BCV and Sue Cauhape KI7CTT - Cold Springs to Railroad Pass

FROM: Sue Cauhape KI7CTT
July 3rd, 2018 PST

Jeff Cauhape K7BCV, Sue Cauhape KI7CTT, Justin Nunn KI7CGJ, and Mary Nunn KI7CGI followed the Pony section that went from Cold Springs to Railroad Pass over Basque Summit of the Desatoya Range. Jeff was looking forward to not having to set up camp and a station on some blustery mountaintop. Justin and Mary wanted to learn what was involved in following the Pony so they could participate next year. In this canyon, cell phone as well as radio signals are intermittent. We used the 147.345 repeater in Fallon (thank you, Continue Reading

RIDE FOR THE BRAND!!

FROM: Bob Heykoop
July 3rd, 2018 PST

“RIDE FOR THE BRAND!!  What an honor to get to participate in a slice of American History this past week.  From 1860 -1861 the US Mail was carried between St Joseph MO & Sacramento CA by the PONY EXPRESS.  Each year in June over 750 riders, riding 24/7, participate in the re-ride carrying the mail 1966 miles in 10 days.  The NPEA is a world class organization that has coordinated the re-ride for 40 years.  A big thank you to Les Bennington, Ron &  Kathy L. Atkinson, Kristine Salisbury Hayduk,, Continue Reading

Buffalo soldier from Kanas city at the pattie house with rider and mail.

FROM: Dean Atkin
July 3rd, 2018 PST

Buffalo Soldiers greet Pony Express

FROM: George Pettigrew
July 3rd, 2018 PST

The Buffalo Soldiers greeted the final Pony Express riders following a 1667 mile mail delivery from Sacramento, California to St. Joseph, Missouri. A thousand letters were delivered to the Patee House pony express station on the 40th anniversary of this historic reride.   The Alexander/Madison Chapter of the Kansas City Buffalo Soldiers was proud to welcome the final riders of the historic Pony Express Re-Ride 2018. The Alexander/Madison Chapter of the Kansas City Buffalo Soldiers was proud to welcome the final riders of the historic Pony Express Re-Ride 2018. The, Continue Reading

Last leg of the Kansas ride

FROM: Melva Sanner
July 3rd, 2018 PST

Last leg of the Kansas ride. Started the ride way behind schedule and hotter than H. Will finish up just a few minutes behind schedule, raining and 75 degrees. Good ride!!!!