Garnet Ghost Town

March 20, 2018  •  2 Comments
Garnet Ghost Town, Montana While visiting in Montana, and on my way to Washington State, I scanned my maps looking for places of interest along the way. I was looking for historic locations when spotted this little dot called “Garnet Ghost Town” just a bit north off the highway. Oh how exciting to visit a real ghost town in the beautiful Montana mo...
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Severe Brothers Saddlery

March 13, 2018  •  5 Comments
Severe Brothers Saddlery Pendleton, Oregon A bit of History from the Severe Brothers Saddlery Website: “Severe Brothers Saddlery from Pendleton Oregon, is known internationally for producing the finest in custom handmade western saddles, bronc saddles and roping saddles. Saddles covered with the best grade leathers using the time-tested older...
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Changing with the Times

March 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I would like for you to imagine just for a moment, “What will ranching look like in the year 2118?” Think about how far we have come from 100 years ago! A time of concern a century ago was due to barbed wire fencing, and no more open ranges. That was just the beginning of change for ranching in this Country. Due to the population, ranching has ha...
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Pony Express Business Name

March 01, 2018  •  2 Comments
The three partners who founded the American Pony Express were; William H. Russell, William B. Waddell and Alexander Majors. William H. Russell made a promise to California Senator Gwin that he and his partners would form a horse and rider relay to connect the distant states. Russel then had to convince his reluctant partners to agree in forming th...
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Ranching Community

February 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
There is something so special about witnessing a Rancher, caring for his stock in such a loving way. Meet Joe Delaney of Grass Range, Montana. Joe is a man who cares very much about his cattle and also the future of the next generations to come. At the Delaney branding we waited until the afternoon to brand... wanna know why? Sure ya' do!;-) He a...
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Howdy! Thank you for choosing to follow along with us!

In order to catch you up to speed, if you are just joining in, I want to let you know about my personal project. My faithful companion, Rider (a gorgeous Australian Cattle Dog) and I, have been traveling on an Adventure, for a few years now… following the Central Overland Pony Express Trail.

Carla and Rider at Round FortRound Fort is between Ibapah and Callao Utah. It is also called Canyon Station. The Pony Express Canyon Station was further West of here though... This rock fortress was built the year after the Pony Express had ended.

Currently we are working on a Photo Journal, that will be an Ebook, with our personal experiences on the road. I started this journey, due to a visit to Fort Churchill, with my family in 2014. I read how it was built to protect the Pony Express Riders and the California Emigrant Trail. I have always been fascinated with the old West, and that of course included the Pony.  On that day, surprised to find such a fortress still standing, I wanted to know if there were more!  The photos I have captured, of these gems in the desert, will be in a Photo Book/Coffee Table Book. There will also be some History of the Stations, Station Keepers, Hostlers and the Riders.

Very naively I started this journey with the thought that the Pony Express "Auto Route" would drive me conveniently near all the ruins... Well, that was silly, and now I know better!

Please continue to "Ride Shotgun in Spirit" with us as we visit Historical Places along the route, and visit many Museums that house Archives of the daring young, and some not so young, Riders of the Infamous Pony Express!

Occasional we will also share with you many of the other sights seen along the way while traveling through California, Nevada and Utah.

We have decided to stop the book and journey for the time being at Salt Lake City, UT for a couple of reasons;

  • One) We have thousands of Photos with just these 3 States alone.
  • Two) The History of the Riders is pretty much split as Salt Lake being the middle. Though geographically that is not so. The 2 Divisions that will be included in our first book, are at the most Western end of the Trail.

There are 3 more Divisions from Salt Lake City to St. Joseph Missouri. Lord Willing, we will make a book Two!

We are so blessed to have YOU to share this Journey with us.


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