Pony Express Trail gets update
An update on the identification and marking of the Pony Express Trail will be addressed at the annual meeting of the Lake Tahoe Historical Society. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. March 20 in the Lodge at Camp Richardson. The event is open to the community at no charge and refreshments will be served.
Joe Nardone, president of the National Pony Express Association, will be the featured speaker. Nardone has previously spoken on the Pony Express Trail at a Historical Society program and proved to be very popular with adults and children.
The Pony Express, a private mail service, operated between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., from April 3, 1860 to Oct. 24, 1861. Despite its brief tenure a wealth of tradition and lore has grown up around its history with resulting books, movies and television shows. The Pony Express Association has been engaged for some years in locating and marking the exact route that is part of the National Trails System.
Nardone has traveled the trail several times and with the assistance of Historical Society members has begun the establishment of monuments on the Pony Express Trail where it went through Lake Valley. Usually appearing in buckskins, Nardone is much enjoyed, particularly by children.
Lake Tahoe Historical Society officers and board members will be elected during a brief meeting. The proposed slate includes Sara Keil, president; Russ Anderson, vice president; Trudy Craven, secretary; Don Kortes, treasurer; and members-at-large, Thelma Bernhardt, Katherine Borges, Karen Carreau, Barbara Craven, Lyn Landauer, Carolyn Meiers, Betty Mitchell, Anita Shields, Dr. Ken Smith and Phylise Walker.
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