Our Adventure Accompanying and Photographing the 2019 Pony Express Re-Ride from St. Joseph to Sacramento

FROM: Sally and David Gray
July 22nd, 2019 PST

Many of you will remember David hanging out our car’s passenger window with a camera while Sally drove alongside the riders.  Our adventure had its beginnings in 2009 when Sally had a particularly troublesome cancer. She read about a geocaching challenge to find certain Pony Express related geocaches in each of the states through which the original riders carried the mail.  She read several books from our library detailing the history and locations of the trail and the stations. She could not rise to the challenge then, but she followed, Continue Reading

Re-ride 2019, Part 1

FROM: Petra Keller
June 15th, 2019 PST

Where do I start! What an experience to get to see the start of the Re-Ride in St. Joseph and help document and live report along the way! I flew out on Sunday to Kansas City and made my way to Arleta’s to stay in Marysville! Flying into Kansas City I saw how much water was overflowing the Missouri. How awful for all those affected by the floods. We (Arleta, Alicia and I) leave early Monday morning to head to St. Joseph. The departure ceremonies do not start until 2:30, Continue Reading

2019 Pony Express Re-Ride Start, Patee House, St Joseph, Missouri

FROM: Dean Atkin
June 12th, 2019 PST

2018

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

Hard and Fast by Peter Fillerup

FROM: Dean Atkin - National Pony Express Association President
June 28th, 2018 PST

Hard and Fast by Peter Fillerup at Cabela’s in Sidney, NE

2017

Presidents report from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA

FROM: Dean Atkin National Pony Express President Re-Ride News Letter 2017
July 4th, 2017 PST

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

Following the Re-Ride from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA

FROM: Dean Atkin, NPEA National President
June 8th, 2017 PST

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

Showcasing the Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express National Historic Trail

FROM: Derek Nelson, National Trails Intermountain Region, National Park Service
June 5th, 2017 PST

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

2016

Grit in your teeth, hot, sweaty horses and people…

FROM: Lizzi Tremayne, Waihi, New Zealand
June 23rd, 2016 PST

I started posting about the PX on 13 June and have several highly photographic blog posts up now!