Pony Express Re-ride coming through Carson Valley
The annual Pony Express Re-Ride, a re-enactment of the historic Pony Express rides of the 1860s, will come through Carson Valley during daylight hours for the first time in years.
The riders will be exchanging the mailbags June 17 at Jacks Valley firehouse, Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch, Genoa’s Mormon Station and old Kingsbury Grade on the way to South Lake Tahoe, where riders from California will take over at the statue of the Pony Express rider in front of Harrah’s Resort/Hotel Casino at Stateline.
Riders scheduled to exchange mailbags in Carson Valley include Marvin Davis, Chad Davis, Don Hellwinkel, Marlena Hellwinkel, Carl Malkmus, Robert Parker and Bob Moore. Other area residents will be riding at various locations in Nevada as the re-ride follows the original trail across the state.
Approximate times the exchanges of mailbags will take place are 11:30 a.m. at Jacks Valley firehouse; 12:15 p.m., Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch; 1:15 p.m., Mormon Station; Old Kingsbury Grade, 2 p.m.
For information, call Bob Moore, 782-4402.