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Park Commemorates 150th Anniversary Of Pony Express

Scotts Bluff National Monument

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On the morning of June 18th, Mitchell Pass was again crowded with pioneer wagons, period-dress pioneer interpreters, and Pony Express re-riders. Witnessing this anniversary event were about 200 visitors. 

Among the special offerings to commemorate the event were a specially-constructed Scotts Bluff Pony Express Station, where the local postmaster applied a commemorative cancelation for three hours only.  The station included a cooperating association bookstore carrying only Pony Express sales items. For the first time in many years, the pony riders use the period-appropriate "mochilla" instead of modern saddlebags.  



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