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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.

2020 Pony Express Re-ride cancelled

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. — The National Pony Express Association, as per information received Wednesday, has cancelled the 2020 re-ride. Read, Continue Reading

Postmark maps out Pony Express eight-state trail

Postmark Pursuit by Molly Goad A pictorial postmark for the Pony Express Commemorative Re-Ride held annually in June has been, Continue Reading

The Pony Express – a Lamorinda connection

For 18 months, between April 1860 through October 1861, the Pony Express delivered mail and newspapers between St. Joseph, Missouri,, Continue Reading

Family searches rubble after fire destroys historic Phillips Station

Phillips Station sits just before Echo Summit at the Sierra-at-Tahoe entrance. The property is named after Joseph W.D. Phillips, who, Continue Reading

California’s Rich Pioneer History Will Be Celebrated May 4 in Coloma

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) – Before the famed California Gold Rush brought tens of thousands of gold seekers and others, Continue Reading

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Pony Express/California Division Tack Sale

May 16th 10:00–3:00 pm
5561 Davidson Rd.
Placerville, CA 95667

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2021 National Re-Ride Schedule

All times in PDT

Wednesday June 16, 2021

Old Sacramento 2:00 PM
Folsom Museum 6:29 PM
El Dorado Y 9:53 PM
Hangtown Chamber of Commerce 11:02 PM

Thursday June 17, 2021

Sportsman’s Hall                                              12:51AM
Woodfords Station, California 1:00 PM


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