Reports from the Trail: Stories
FROM: Cheryl Nein, Colorado Division
Haxtun’s 100th celebration of Corn Festivals and Parades, September 25th. We had six riders; escort pickup with XP banner on front and original 1960 metal XP sign on back, two in cab, 40 year XP member Augie Bjorklund in back with saddle/mochila on display. Two of our young riders rode with NE Colorado County Fair’ royalty, so short a couple of riders-still had 11 members of our division involved in today’s celebration!! We wandered downtown following parade in our uniforms -amazing how many people asked questions about, Continue Reading
FROM: Sherri Brant
FROM: Colorado Division
FROM: Paula Bath member/ rider CO division National Pony Express Association
The Julesburg Chamber of Commerce held a BBQ at the Visitor Center for the community and the riders of the National Pony Express who will assist n carrying on the tradition of moving the mail horseback from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA. They will ride non-stop for 10 days just as they did in 1860. Mochila transfer from horse to horse to carry on the mail. Mochila transfer and getting ready to ride Shelley Gerk getting ready ride Linda Dolezal, NPEA Colorado Division President, ready to ride CO division, Continue Reading
FROM: Paula Bath, Colorado Divison
The Colorado division under CO director Linda Dolzal picked up the mail at Chappell, NE last night at 10:08 pm. Riders had a beautiful night ride and delivered the mail to NE at Big Springs 2:37 pm by my watch. The Chamber of Commerce held a BBQ for the riders and folks at the Julesburg, CO visitor center prior to the night’s ride. Western music was play by Rigg Leachman past Pony Express rider. Relaxing and enjoyable prelude to the transfer of the mochila at Chappell.
FROM: Paula Bath, Colorado member since 1991
Thank you again so much for all your hard work on ride coverage and website this year.
FROM: Paula Bath, Member and former rider CO division
CO rider talking the first mile is Bob Ellis, CO director. Storm followed NE and was a major factor in the evening ride. Tornado just outside Ovid, CO which CO rides thru caused concern. Wishing a safe ride for all who follow us to St Joseph, MO. Thanks to you for all the dedication and hard work to keep us updated along the trail.
FROM: Lisa Marie, Colorado Mail
News from Colo. Division. 6 miles in ran into rain, lightning, hail, tornado! Took shelter! Then continued on watching the sky for a second storm cell that was moving our way. Should get to Big Springs 12:30-1:00. Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 7:42pm by Lisa Marie Chappell, NE. Colorado division picked up the mail at 8.44 mountain time.1:45 hours ahead of schedule. Big storm on our tail.