Pony Express Riders Will Be In Douglas, Glenrock and Casper Today
One of my favorite things about living in Wyoming is all the Western history that surrounds us.
From Fort Caspar to the Wagon Trail Ruts and Independence rock it's like we live in a real-life Oregan Trail game!
Every Summer The National Pony Express Association participates in reenactments across the United States.
Each June, members of the NPEA recreate the Pony Express in a Commemorative Re-Ride over a 10 day period. Letters are carried in a mochila over the original trail. The 1,966 mile, eight state event is conducted 24 hours a day until the mail is delivered to its destination. Over 750 riders participate and around 1,000 letters are mailed each year.
Our home is located along the route and every year my kids cheer when they see a rider in a red shirt racing down the road. I get just as excited as they do, and it never fails to make me feel #wyomingproud
The Pony Express Riders will be riding through our part Wyoming today and here is the tentative schedule for when they will be in Douglas, Glenrock, and Casper.
- Douglas 7:00 am
- Inez Road 8:30 am
- Glenrock 10:30 am
- Sinclair Refinery 12:30 pm
- National Historic Trails Center 1:10 pm
- Fort Caspar 1:45 pm
- Martins Cove 9:00 pm
You can get up to the minute Status Updates and keep track of the riders as they travel from Missouri to California right here.
NOTE: Please keep the riders and their safety in mind as you are traveling in these areas.