LINCOLN, Neb. – Watch the Pony Express ride again June 11-12 at two Nebraska state historical parks.
Each year, members of the National Pony Express Association recreate the Pony Express in a commemorative re-ride over a 10-day period. Riders carry letters in a mochila over the original trail. The 1,966-mile, eight-state event is conducted 24 hours a day until the mail is delivered to its destination.
Riders will hand off the letters to a fresh team at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park near Fairbury at 1:45 p.m. on June 11. A handoff will also take place at Fort Kearny State Historical Park at 6 a.m. on June 12. Biscuits and gravy will be available for visitors at 5:45 a.m. free of charge.
For more information, visit Nationalponyexpress.org or call Fort Kearny at 308-865-5305. A park entry permit is required.