www.rt66pix.com | Pony Express: Riding into History

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This gallery samples the Pony Express route, showing riders and horses, historic sites, and related scenes east to west. The Blog has a brief history of the operation.

The National Pony Express Association (I'm a member) stages annual Re-Rides with uniformed volunteers. These images are from 2017 and 2018, along an approximation of the 1860-61 route.

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

These images are only offered here. The copyright watermark does not appear.

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

RE-RIDE #1 (nr Fairbury NE)RE-RIDE #23 (St Joseph MO)RE-RIDE #19 (St Joseph MO)RE-RIDE #15 (St Joseph MO)RE-RIDE #18 (St Joseph MO)RE-RIDE #17 (St Joseph MO)RE-RIDE #31 (St Joseph MO)RE-RIDE #32 (St Joseph MO)PATEE HOUSE-FRONT (St Joseph MO)PATEE HOUSE-FRONT #2 (St Joseph MO)PATEE HOUSE-FRONT #3 (St Joseph MO)BUNTING AND POST (St Joseph MO)MOCHILA (St Joseph MO)2018 MOCHILA (Sacramento CA)STABLES #1 (St Joseph MO)STABLES #2 (St Joseph MO)STABLES #3 (St Joseph MO)STATUE-DETAIL (St Joseph MO)PONY EXPRESS MOTEL (St Joseph MO)METAL RIDER-EAST (nr Troy KS)