Touch of Old West comes through South Lake Tahoe during Pony Express re-ride

[Paula Peterson, South Tahoe Now]

June 14, 2017 - 5:30pm

Imagine the year 1860 with vast wilderness and wide-open plains between Missouri and California. 

You're one of the chosen riders on top of a horse with a mochila strapped on your saddle, navigating along the trail where unknown dangers lay ahead.

You're not on leisure trip, you're one of a team of young men traveling 1,966 miles in ten days on horseback, delivering mail to and from the West.

Even though the Pony Express lasted just 18 months (having been replaced by the transcontinental telegraph line which start just ten weeks after the Pony Express started), the lore and legend lives on...