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Riders sought for annual Pony Express re-ride

Posted: Friday, Mar 22nd, 2013

Pony Express

EVANSTON — Organizers are looking for riders to participate in the upcoming Pony Express re-ride.

“We are so accustomed to worldwide instant communication that it is difficult to imagine waiting more than a month to receive personal letters or even basic news of current events,” a release said. “Yet that’s what it was like for hundreds of thousands of Americans before the Civil War. Though it was short-lived, the Pony Express filled an important need for speedy communications across the continental United States.”

The re-ride will cross Uinta County on Saturday, June 22.

“We will receive the mail from Sweetwater County riders at noon and hand the mail off to the Utah riders at 8 p.m.,” according to the release.

Riders over 14 can participate. Applications can be obtained at Rip’s Grocery, and are due March 31. Renewal memberships are $25; new full memberships are $44, which include patches and a Bible.

For more information, contact ride captain Ron Atkinson at (307) 789-3854.

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