National Historic Trails Interpretive Center Announces Pony Express Re-ride on June 21

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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 11:46 am

The 37th annual re-ride of the Pony Express National Historic Trail will pass through Casper on Tuesday, June 21, at approximately 1 p.m. at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.

Free admission to the NHTIC is offered all day.

Visitors should arrive at the NHTIC by 12 p.m. due to the potential early arrival of the Pony Express.  While awaiting the arrival of the re-ride visitors are welcome to tour the NHTIC’s six exhibit galleries.

This year’s re-creation of the Express will feature the mail being transported from west to east.  Before arriving at the NHTIC, the Express will make a stop at Fort Caspar.  After the mail exchange at the NHTIC, the rider will continue east.  A mail exchange is scheduled at the Sinclair Refinery near Evansville before continuing eastward on Highway 20 toward Glenrock.

Nearly 700 volunteer members of the National Pony Express Association take part in this family-oriented commemorative event.  This year the first rider will depart Sacramento, California on June 15 at 10 a.m. PDT and will arrive in St. Joseph, Missouri on Saturday, June 25 at 3:30 pm CDT.  The mail will be exchanged to waiting riders along the 1,960-mile historic route. 

For additional information please call the NHTIC information desk at 307-261-7780.  For details about the re-ride along its entire route and to follow the riders' progress, visit the National Pony Express Association online at www.xphomestation.com.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands (NLCS.) The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

 

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyoming.

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