Marysville is on the route taken by the riders 150 years ago & the re-riders of today. We have one of the original home stations right here in our little town. We have a bronze statue of a Pony rider located right on our main street. And my biggest tie is my husband, Keith, who celebrated his 30th year of re-riding this year.
If you don’t know too much about the Pony Express, it is a unique & interesting part of our U.S. history. Back then they wanted young, scrawny, orphans to ride hard & fast to get the mail delivered. The route was from St. Joseph, MO to Sacrament, CA. Today the route is very close to the original but, we have over 600 men, women & teens handing off the mochila (mail bag). They go 1,966 miles non-stop for 10 days to get their job done. To read more about the re-rides visit xphomestation.com.
If you have been receiving our equine catalogs since 1996 you just “might” remember seeing a Pony Express rider on the cover, carrying the Olympic torch. That was my hubby, Keith. He rode up our main street through about 10,000 spectators. That was his 15 minutes of fame, as nearly everyone was taking photos of him & his trusty steed, “Boots”! Now when you’re driving through Kansas and get to Marysville at the junction of Highway 36 & 77 you’ll have some American history to take in, on your way out to visit us at Valley Vet Supply! Kathy K