Reports from the Trail: Stories
FROM: Stephanie Goulart
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
FROM: NPEA Convention
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
FROM: Dean Atkin - National Pony Express Association President
Hard and Fast by Peter Fillerup at Cabela’s in Sidney, NE
FROM: Dean Atkin National Pony Express President Re-Ride News Letter 2017
Just like the sound of the horse hoofs beat falls silent in the fall of 1861, the last dispatched mail delivered and the horses and men disbanded onto greatness, so it is the same of the 2017 Pony Express Re-ride. Unlike the last ride in 1861, the mochila left St. Joseph, Missouri with over 1000 letters, on their way to locations all over the world. Leaving St. Jo with a shout instead of a cannon shot, it left at 3:00 PM, June 5, 2017, headed for Sacramento. The temperature reaching, Continue Reading
FROM: Dean Atkin, NPEA National President
Patee House, St. Joseph, MO Dean Atkin, NPEA National President & Gary Chilcote, NPEA Missouri Division President in front of the Patee House, St Joseph, MO Gary Chilcote (MO), Lyle Ladner (KS), Jack Rhodes (UT) at the Patee House, St. Joseph MO First westbound Re-Riders from Patee House, St. Joseph, MO Marysville, KS Marysville Kansas Marysville Kansas Marysville Kansas Hollenberg Station, KS Hollenberg Station, KS Hollenberg Station, KS Hollenberg Station, KS Rock Creek Station Rock Creek station. Kara Reggie from Endicott Nebraska Oak, NE Oak, NE Sunset In Nebraska Cozad,, Continue Reading
FROM: Derek Nelson, National Trails Intermountain Region, National Park Service
National Trails Intermountain Region (NTIR) is responsible for administering or co-administering 9 of the 19 national historic trails congressionally designated throughout the country. One of these trails, the Pony Express, has fascinated Americans since its first riders hit leather in April 1860, heading west from St. Joseph, Missouri, and east from San Francisco, California. This innovative overland mail service lasted only 19 months, but it created an immediate sensation and won a permanent place in the history of the American West. The legend of “the Pony,” as it was affectionately, Continue Reading
FROM: Lizzi Tremayne, Waihi, New Zealand
I started posting about the PX on 13 June and have several highly photographic blog posts up now!
FROM: Lyle Ladner, President NPEA
The 2014 Pony Express reride was a trek of extremes from Historic Old Sac CA to St. Joe MO. From mountain forest and rough water crossings to dry dusty desert ranges. High population areas to the solitude of vast range areas. The dry range in Nevada and Utah to vast grass range in Wyoming and western Nebraska to the irrigated areas of east central Nebraska with vast alfalfa and corn fields. Transitioning into the green grass and fields in eastern Nebraska and northeast Kansas after the spring rain. The weather, Continue Reading
FROM: The Officers of the National Pony Express
We would like to thank riders, members, family, friends and support staff that helped make the 35th Re-Ride a success. We would like to thank all the folks that offered us food, drinks or housing during our travels. It was great meeting and visiting with as many riders and members as we could. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel.
FROM: Lyle Ladner, President NPEA
Report from Egan’s Station: Beautiful sunny day with lite breeze blowing waiting on the rider to arrive, doing some hiking around the area.