Tag Archives: Placerville

Welcome Mack!

Mack was one of 600 horses that pulled eight stages daily for Wells Fargo & Company’s Pioneer Stage Company line. In the 1860s, the Pioneer line traveled from Placerville, Calif. to Virginia City, in Nevada’s silver mining region. In 1865,… Continue reading

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Pony Express riders

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express, I can only imagine what riders endured to deliver the mail over 1,840 miles of harsh conditions, difficult terrain, and unwelcome situations. Who were these Pony Express riders, and what… Continue reading

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The Pony Express rides again!

From June 6 to June 26, 2010, riders on horseback are once again completing a Pony Express mail delivery from San Francisco, California to St. Joseph, Missouri. Every year, the National Pony Express Association does a re-ride over the… Continue reading

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