Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mail carried by a Pony!! 600 riders, 1966 miles from California to Missouri. - USA

The Pony Express was a fast mail service that crossed the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the High Sierra from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. In service from  April 3, 1860 to October 1861. It became the west's most direct means of east-west communication before the telegraph and was vital for tying California closely with the Union just before the American Civil War.

The National Pony Express Association conducted a Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from Sacramento, California, to St. Joseph, Missouri, June 13 - 23, 2012. This Re-Ride was   a 10-day, 24-hour a day, non-stop event by over 600 riders and horses over the 1,966 mile route of the Pony Express National Historic Trail from California through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas to Missouri. It is the longest event held annually on a historical trail in the nation.

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