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Pony Express Festival Lineup Set For August 31st

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When Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th U. S. President on November 6, 1860, the news reached the West Coast by Pony Express. When Pony Express Festival goers this year watch a re-enactment of that famous ride, Abraham Lincoln will be on hand to witness the mochila exchange. That is, someone claiming to be “Honest Abe” will be there…with his ... Read More »

Pony Express Festival at Hollenberg Station

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HANOVER, KS—Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site will host the annual Pony Express Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, August 31. 10 a.m. – Festival opens with period demonstrators. 11 a.m. – Non-denominational church service by circuit rider preacher with music by the community choir. Noon – Lunch vendors available. 1 – 3 p.m. – Entertainment. 3 p.m. ... Read More »

Pony Express Re-ride coming thru town early Tuesday

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The Pony Express Re-ride begins Monday June 17 in St. Joseph, MO at 10 am and will make it’s trek westward over a period of 10 days, 24 hours a day, covering 1,966 miles, ending in Sacramento, CA on June 27 at 10:30 am. The re-ride will be going through the area late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. It ... Read More »

Hollenberg Pony Express Having Christmas Open House Dec. 1st

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The Kansas Historic Society has announced that the Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, just northeast of Hanover, will host a Christmas Open House on Saturday December 1st from 6-8 p.m. Activities will include Christmas tree decorating, caroling, popping corn over a wood stove, and Santa and Mrs. Clause will visit at 7 p.m.  The event is being sponsored ... Read More »

Pony Express Festival Sunday

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The Kansas Historical Society announced the schedule for the Pony Express Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, August 26, at Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, 2889 23rd Road, Hanover. 10 a.m. – period demonstrators begin presentations 11 a.m. – non-denominational church service by circuit rider preacher with music by the community choir Noon – catered lunch (charge ... Read More »

Pony Express Festival is this Sunday

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The local historical society will be hosting a Pony Express Festival at Hollenberg Station near Hanover on Sunday, August 26.  The Hollenberg Station was established in 1857 as a weigh station for groups traveling on the Orergon-California Trail, by Geret and Sophia Hollenberg.  From 1860-1861 the building was operated as a Pony Express Station.  The original building still stands today ... Read More »

Pony Express Re-Ride Coming to Marshall County

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June 13th through June 23rd Pony Express riders will carry the mail from Sacramento, Calf. to St. Joseph, Mo., a distance of 1966 miles.  The carriers will ride day and night. If the schedule is maintained, the rider will reach the Nebraska State Line at 2:00 p.m. on June 22nd. He should arrive at the Hollenberg Station at 3:00 p.m. ... Read More »