Pony Express Re-ride tradition continues

Carol Anderson of Deshler signs the mochila after riding into
Oak Tuesday afternoon on her horse, M.J. She was a
participant in the 35th annual Pony Express re-ride.

OAK — Many of the few dozen people wearing red long-sleeved shirts and brown vests milling around the Oregon Trail Park here were accompanied by youngsters.

The 35th annual Pony Express Re-Ride arrived in Tribland Tuesday on its way west to Sacramento, Calif.

Even though the ride celebrates an event that happened more than 150 years ago it continues to stay young.

Three of the female riders in the trail group that extends from Oak to a spot six miles south of Hastings on U.S. Highway 281 had babies in the past year.

"It's really neat to have it happen and frankly these young ladies are more enthusiastic about (the re-ride) than the guys are," trail captain John Greer of Edgar said.

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