The Annual Pony Express Re-Ride Is Today
Central Wyoming is proud of it's strong pioneer history. The National Historic Interpretive Trails center is a haven of information on how the early settlers managed to survive and prosper in the wild west. The Pony Express was an integral part of western history. See the annual Pony Express Re-Ride as it makes a stop today at 1:30pm at the NHITC.
This year’s re-ride is scheduled to depart Sacramento, Calif. on June 11 and arrive in St. Joseph, Mo. on June 21. Nearly 600 members of the National Pony Express Association take part in the annual commemoration, which occurs day and night regardless of weather, to keep the mail on its historic 10-day transit of the 1,960-mile route. Doors open at the Trails Center at 8 a.m. and admission is free until after the rider has departed. All visitors are welcome to the event at 1:30 p.m. but should be aware the riders could arrive as early as an hour or more before or up to an hour or more after the anticipated time. For additional information please call the NHTIC at (307) 261-7780, and be sure to visit the web site of the National Pony Express Association, where you can follow the progress of the riders in real time, at www.xphomestation.com