Sunday, May 2, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Pony Express Commemoration Rides On

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the historic Pony Express.

It was a rapid mail service by a series of horseback riders over a 1,966-mile route between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., from April 1860 to October 1861. It was replaced by telegraph service.

During this year's annual re-ride commemoration of the Pony Express by the National Pony Express organization, activities will feature day-time rides only to allow communities along the route to be more involved in the event.

In Utah, the Pony Express re-ride is scheduled to be in Fairfield (Camp Floyd) the morning of Thursday, June 10.

Riders will then participate in a Pony Express monument dedication in Eagle Mountain and arrive at This is the Place Heritage Park at 5 p.m. that day for a celebration there. -DesNews

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I don't know where you received your information but the ride is going through Fairfield Monday June 14th. Look at the ride schedule at xphomestaion.com