"Pony Express" Returns to Douglas | Big Horn Basin Media

“Pony Express” Returns to Douglas

Written by on December 9, 2020

The holiday gifts and well wishes won’t be going through UPS or FedEx this year in and around Douglas as they revert back to the older days of mail being delivered on horse back.

The National Pony Association are the volunteers making this cool tradition happen, not the once famous “Pony Express” cowboys who delivered mail across a wide area of the United States in 1860s.

December 5th was the first day it began with Captain Bill Sinnard leading 12 other volunteers from Orin over to Glendo.

Another group of cowboys and cowgirls will be heading out on December 12th form Laramie to Guernsey. The group will be led by rider Stephanie Goulart so the letters can be postmarked.

The tradition is a salute to the Pony Express which carried mail form Missouri to California for 1860 and 1861.

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