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California is where the National Pony Express Association began in 1978. It was the  Western Terminus of the historic Pony Express Route. It has both the Overland and Water Route of the Pony Express Trail beginning in San Francisco. The California Division participates in the Annual Re-ride in June, has monthly General Meetings, and is active in trail work, preservation and interpretation, community groups and school visits, parades, and trail rides.

Davis, CA has a place in Pony Express history

Despite its place in American lore — associated with names like Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok — the famed, Continue Reading

When the Pony Express came to SF, it was party time

At 12:38 a.m. on April 14, 1860, the steamer Antelope pulled up to the Broadway wharf. It was carrying a, Continue Reading

How the Pony Express linked an isolated SF to the country

The Pony Express, the short-lived mail service whose daring young riders and tireless horses raced back and forth across 2,000, Continue Reading

Folsom A to Z: Pony Express

After gold was discovered there in 1848, thousands of prospectors, investors and businessmen made their way to California. In 1860, the population in, Continue Reading

Crowd gathers to see Pony Express ride into Historic Folsom

A crowd gathered outside of the Folsom History Museum Thursday morning, June 15 as The National Pony Express Association celebrated, Continue Reading

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2018 Re-Ride – California June 20/21

Jun 20th–Jun 21st
Sacramento, CA to Woodfords, CA

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2018 National Re-Ride Schedule

Wednesday June 20, 2018

Old Sacramento 3:00 PM
Folsom Museum 19:29 PM

Thursday June 21, 2018

Hangtown 12:02 AM
Woodfords, CA 2:00 PM


Download 2018 California Re-Ride Schedule

  • President - Carolyn Gilmore
  • Vice President - Jeff Hallsten
  • Secretary - Michele Harris
  • Treasurer - Jack Davis
  • Member at Large - Elizabeth Davis
  • Member at Large - Rich Tatman
  • Member at Large - Davey "Doc" Wiser