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Pony Express rides again this weekend

Provided to the TribuneDavey "Doc" Wiser of the Highway 50 Wagon Train and National Pony Express Association Re-Riders

The 150th anniversary of the Pony Express will be featured from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at the Lake Tahoe History Museum, 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The event will include tales of the Pony Express in South Lake Tahoe, historic hiking trail information, activities for school-aged children and refreshments.

The Highway 50 Wagon Train will depart Kingsbury Middle School in Zephyr Cove at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Visit http://www.hwy50wagontrain.com for information.

The National Pony Express Re-ride will stop at Harrah’s Tahoe at 9 a.m. Tuesday where California rider Davey “Doc” Wiser will hand off the mochila, the knapsack used to transport letters and telegrams, to Nevada rider Bob Moore.

This Pony Express reenactment will initiate in San Francisco this year, go through Meyers, over Luther Pass and Woodfords Station. An event has been planned at Harrah’s so the community can enjoy the festivities. Visit http://www.xphomestation.com for more information about the re-ride.

To reach the museum, call (530) 541-5458.