Stories Of The Pony Express At Mormon Station State Historic Park June 11

Courtesy of the Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources · 1 min read

GENOA, Nev. – The Pony Express was a massive operation that began in 1860 to satisfy the demand for a fast mail service. Though it only lasted 18 months, it is still romanticized throughout the west today.

Bring a chair and join a Park Ranger for a history talk on the Pony Express. Learn about its beginnings, the legends and why it didn’t last long. This is a great way to learn about the history of the Pony Express before the official re ride comes through the area later in June!

WHEN: Sunday, June 11, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Meet inside the wagon shed at Mormon Station State Historic Park. Mormon Station is located 20 minutes south of Carson City via Hwy 395, about one hour south of Reno, and approximately 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe via Hwy 207.

COST: This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome.

CONTACT: Daniel Wassmund, 775-782-2590, mormonstation@parks.nv.gov

http://parks.nv.gov/events

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