Volunteers preserve Pony Express memories with reride along route

On June 7, members of the National Pony Express Association began their anual re-ride, carrying mail the 1,966 miles from Sacramento, California, to St. Joseph, Missouri. The ride covers, eight states and the event is conducted 24 hours a day until the mail is delivered to its final destination. More than 750 riders participate and around 1,000 letters were mailed.

The Pony Express operated for just 18 months between April, 1860, and October, 1861. Dispite its short life, it has become synonymous with the Old West. In the era before mass communication, the Pony Express was the thread that tied...

 

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