Annual Pony Express Re-Ride Pays Homage to the Historical Mail Route Riders of the Past

By Ryan Duey

Starting June 17th, members of the National Pony Express Association will depart St. Joseph, MO for their annual Re-Ride. This 10-day event reenacts the historical 1,966-mile mail route from Missouri to California honoring the memory of the Pony Express Riders of the 1860s.

On June 18th the riders will reach Marysville’s Home Station Barn at approximately 9:00 a.m. The Barn is the only original Home Station Barn in existence. To commemorate this event the Pony Express Barn & Museum will be offering a free will donation breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

After a brief break in Marysville, the Riders will head north past the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Hanover at approximately 11:30 a.m. as they travel into Nebraska.

The annual Re-ride takes place 24 hours a day, just as the original riders did in 1860. Patrons can follow the riders as they make their journey west by visiting the National Pony Express website.

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