155 Years Later, The Pony Express Draws Memorial Riders To Colorado

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Photo: Pony Express Statue At Colorado Welcome Center Julesburg (Flickr)
Late Wednesday evening, some 600 riders on horseback will race across Colorado's northeast corner. They are re-tracing the route of the Pony Express as the short-lived, but legendary mail service marks its 155th anniversary this year.

Photo: Pony Express Memorial Riders, Kansas
Riders set out from Kansas to celebrate the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express.

"He traveled West with his brother to Nevada to really escape service in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. He came West on a stage coach line and later in his life he wrote a beautiful description of the West called "Roughing It." In that, he described all of these little frontier communities including Julesburg."