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This gallery samples the Pony Express route, riders and horses, historic sites, and related scenes east to west. The "Roads" page has a brief history.

The National Pony Express Association (I'm a member) stages annual Re-Rides. Images are combined from 2017 (westbound), 2018 and 2021 (eastbound), along a close approximation of the 1860-61 route. The Lincoln Highway and frontier trails also went this way, and selected photos are included.

Original riders were men and boys and there was no uniform. They rode a much longer distance from a Home Station, and changed horses frequently at Relay Stations.

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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:US Mail, horse, horseback, horseback rider, pony, pony express, wild west

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