- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Pony Express will be riding again for the next two weeks.

The 35th Annual Pony Express Reride will leave Monday from the site in St. Joseph where the mail-delivery service started 155 years ago. The Pony Express began in 1860, with each rider going about 80 miles before handing mail to the next rider.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports (https://bit.ly/1FWlaBu ) about 550 people will each ride nearly 5 miles over the route, with the ride scheduled to end June 25 in Old Sacramento, California.

Riders from St. Joseph will hand packages to the Kansas Chapter of the National Pony Express Association in Elwood, Kansas. After that, riders will travel to Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada before arriving in California.

The National Pony Express Association is hosting the event.

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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, https://www.newspressnow.com


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