By Alyssa Green
Come on down to Old Sacramento on Wednesday, June 13th at 10am as the National Pony Express Association embarks on the first leg of the annual re-ride of the Pony Express Trail, now celebrating it’s 150 year anniversary.
The 10-day, 24-hour a day event commemorates the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company founded by members of a Missouri freighting firm as a way to quickly transport letters and telegrams from one coast to another.
Over 750 riders from eight states will carry commemorative letters by horseback, Pony Express style, nearly 2000 miles from the Sacramento River to the Missouri River. The first rider will depart Pony Express Plaza in Old Sacramento on Wednesday morning at 10am. The public is encouraged to come out and join in the celebration.
For more information on the event as well as the organization that keeps the Pony Express alive, click here.