Jack’s Valley welcomes Pony Express
Jacks Valley Elementary School 4th grade students from the classes of Stacey Chambers, Mark Paloolian and Ann Hughes were treated to a visit by the Pony Express Wednesday. Dale Ryan, the national president of the Pony Express talked with students about the 1861 horseback mail system before passing a mailbag to rider Digger Paice, waiting outside with his horse.
Kevin Kuckenmeister, 9, a student in Chambers’ class, and Paice’s grandson, arranged the event, according to his aunt, Cathy Kaplan, an aide at the school.
JVES is located on Jacks Valley Road, the original route for the Pony Express.