Pony Express Re-ride gallops past Gothenburg

The 155th Anniversary of the Pony Express is celebrating by a re-run of the famed mail service. Over 600 riders and horses are carrying mail by relay over the original trail, June 15-25.

The re-ride stopped last Wednesday at the Midway Station on the 96 Ranch south of Gothenburg for an exchange of the mochilla carrying the mail.

The National Pony Express Association is carrying personal mail and commemorative letters from St. Joseph, MO, to Sacramento, CA. The first rider departed the Patee House in St. Joseph at 10 a.m., June 15. The last rider rides into Pony Express Plaza in Old Sacramento at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The 1,966-mile route covered the Pony Express National Historic Trail from Missouri, across Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada to California, the historic western terminus of the Pony Express.