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Pony Express rides through the Oil City fist stop the National Historic Trails Center

Learn more about the Pony Express at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. The NHTIC will offer a free public presentation that reflects on the important story of the Pony Express on Saturday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. "On that date in 1860 a workforce of some 200 men spread out over nearly 2000 miles of the sparsely populated West were making last-minute preparations for the start of one of America's most exciting original enterprises", said Chris Wilkinson, NHTIC Director. Learn about the intense competition for mail carrying contracts as the American Civil War loomed and what factors helped the Pony Express become one of the enduring inspirations of American history during the 30-minute illustrated presentation by Reid Miller of the NHTIC staff. Special guests for the afternoon will be members of the Wyoming Chapter of the National Pony Express Association, who volunteered countless hours of their time to many events and projects including the log cabin Pony Express station at the NHTIC. For more information, please contact Reid Miller at the NHTIC (307) 261-7781. #oilcity #whatshappening