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Annual Pony Express Re-ride to be held June 17-27

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The annual Pony Express re-ride will take place June 17-27 with the ride starting in St. Joseph, MO this year going westward to Sacramento, CA. It’s a 10 day, 24 hours a day, non stop event by more than 600 riders and horses over the 1,966 mile stretch of the Pony Express National Historic Trail. The re-ride will of course ... Read More »

Seneca Hosts National Pony Express Meeting

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Seneca hosted the annual meeting of the National Pony Express Association last Friday and Saturday.  Some 120 members from eight states, including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California were in attendance.  Representatives from the National Park Service, which administers national historic trails were on hand.  Ongoing efforts to promote the Pony Express were discussed, and include installation ... 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

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 »

Friends of Hollenberg Station Meeting Scheduled

The Friends of Hollenberg Station will have a meeting at the Kloppenberg Center in Hanover, Kans., on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to plan the 2012 Pony Express Festival, and to welcome new members to the organization. Anyone interested in the activities of the group, or interested in joining the Friends, is encouraged ... Read More »

Friends of Hollenberg Station Meeting Scheduled

The Friends of Hollenberg Station will have a meeting at the Kloppenberg Center in Hanover, Kans., on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to plan the 2012 Pony Express Festival, and to welcome new members to the organization. Anyone interested in the activities of the group, or interested in joining the Friends, is encouraged ... Read More »