WHAT: Nevada 150 Pony Express Delivery
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 3:30 p.m. – Proclamation Delivery
WHERE: Nevada State Capitol South Steps 101 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nev.
On Friday, Oct. 17, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki will be on hand to accept a special delivery from Pony Express riders at 3:30 p.m. on the south steps of the Nevada State Capitol Building.
In honor of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the White Pine, Eureka, Lander, and Churchill County Commissions have each issued special proclamations. These county proclamations will be picked up by Pony Express Riders in Ely, Eureka, Austin and Fallon and will be delivered on horseback to the Nevada State Capitol Building.
The Pony Express original route through Nevada crossed through White Pine, Eureka, Lander and Churchill counties in Northern Nevada and is ranked among the most remarkable feats to come out of the American West. The Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861; its primary mission was to deliver mail and news between the two locations.
ABOUT NEVADA 150
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, provides opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history has been celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and will conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.