California Pony Express 

                                                                   Keeping the Spirit Alive"

California Board of Directors
President  Carolyn Gilmore
Vice President  Jeff Hallsten
Treasure Jack Davis
Secretary Michele Harris
Members at Large
Elizabeth Davis
Richard Tatman
Davey "Doc" Wiser

Pony Express Rides Again! 

Attend the celebration in Old Sacramento on June 20th to kick off the 2018 National Re-Ride.  The festivities begin to celebrate the re-ride, the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of the National Pony Express Association, and the 50th anniversary of the National Historical Trails.  National Pony Express Association, California Division Vice President Jeff Hallsten is coordinating the event for the California Division.  There will be dignitaries from Sacramento, the National Parks Service, the California Railroad Museum, as well as the Mormon Battalion, author Jim Felice who has written a new book about the Pony Express entitled West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express, and Ride Captain Rich Tatman.  Bring family and friends to enjoy this special event.

Scheduled Events (Subject to change)

2:00pm            Welcome remarks Jim Swigart – Master of Ceremony
2:05pm            Comments by Dean Atkin President – National Pony Express President
2:10pm            Comments by Jim DeFelice, Author and authority on the Pony Express
2:20pm            Comments by Ty Smith, Director California State Railroad Museum
2:30pm            Comments by National Park Service Representative
2:40pm            Comments by Rich Tatman, Ride Captain for California, National Pony Express
2:45pm            Comments and Presentation of the mochila by Ralph Petty, Retired US Postmaster
2:50pm            California National Pony Express Color Guard
2:55pm            Mochila is placed on the Pony
3:00pm            Departure of the Pony
3:05pm            James Gledhill and band musical performance
3:05pm            Tables by NPS and Jim DeFelice
4:00pm            End of ceremony

Be sure to check out our calendar page for all our upcoming events!  We have Clarksville Day May 5th and our 3rd Annual Play Day on May 20th.  Come join us for some great fun at these wonderful events

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