Pony Express Re-ride Celebration at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Wednesday, June 26

GENOA, Nev.– Enjoy a day celebrating the history of the Pony Express at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Wednesday, June 26.  Every year the National Pony Express Association celebrates the Pony Express of 1860-1861 by riding from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento.  This year, the rider is scheduled to exchange the mail in Genoa at 8:30 a.m.  At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a Chautauqua presentation of Pony Express Rider Warren Upson, presented by Kim Copel.  Next, watch a mock-mail exchange, followed by another presentation around 11:45 a.m. by Dave Kittle on The Founding Fathers of the Pony Express.  At 12:30 p.m. hear stories from Ron Bell, a local cowboy poet and author.  The morning presentations will begin again at 1 p.m. starting with Warren Upson, followed by another mock-mail exchange, and a final presentation on the Founding Fathers of the Pony Express.

All presentations are outdoors, on the grass, under the shade of large trees.  Bring a picnic lunch and spend the entire day!  Chairs will be provided or bring your own.  Please leave pets at home.

WHAT: Pony Express Re-ride Celebration

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa, a 20 minute drive from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 and Foothill Road.Genoa is approximately a one-hour drive south ofReno via U.S. Highway 395.

 MORE:  The Pony Express event is free. For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590. The log-cabin museum will be open.  Admission to the museum is $1 for adults; children 12 and under are free. 

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada