Pony Express Re-Enactment Postponed

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Posted: May 31, 2011 8:17 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: May 31, 2011 8:17 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: re-enactment, Pony Express, St. Joseph, Missouri, Sacramento, California, horse, virus

The Pony Express won't be delivering that mail next week as scheduled because of an outbreak of equine herpes virus blamed for the deaths of a dozen horses in nine Western states. The famous ride from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California is postponed until August. Its the first time the re-enactment has been postponed in the 32 year history of the ride. The group's president says it isn't worth the risk posed by the highly contagious virus.

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