Memories of my Dad, David E. Schreiner, riding into Marysville July 28th, 1960 come to mind. My dad was a rural mail carrier in Vermillion, Kansas. He was chosen as one of a thousand of the Pony Express riders. He rode 2 ½ miles into Marysville from the west. The horse he rode was Trixie. She was an American saddle horse, and she was clocked trotting at 20 miles per hour. Dad was 30 minutes ahead of time. Dad was carrying 500 letters valued at $100.00 each. Before he started the ride, he took an oath, the same as the rider did 100 years ago at that time. He wore a shirt with the official insignia on the back. He received a medal and a gold imprinted Bible. The cowboy hat he wore was mine! It was pressed into service for the occasion on my insistence. Dad purchased two of the 24 carat gold plated Centennial Colt revolvers. The cost of the Colt Revolver West was $100.00, the East $80.00 (bought in 1961.) 1,000 centennial revolvers were produced, and they are enclosed in a case with two bronze medals and other Pony Express history and centennial material. One of those revolvers is displayed at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station north of Hanover, KS, along with medals, insignia, and the bible. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
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