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Free eBook

May 25, 2018  •  3 Comments
RELEASE DATE: MAY 28, 2018 Title: Rider on the Pony Express Trail: Volume 1 Author: Carla E Photography FREE!! We are temporarily giving away our full color Kindle eBook, for FREE! “TWO DAYS ONLY” May 28 & May 29 FREE Download Why? 1 st) We want to offer all of our faithful followers a chance to enjoy our book for free to say THANK...
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Book Reveal

May 17, 2018  •  2 Comments
Howdy All! We are so excited to share with you the unveiling of our book! Rider on the Pony Express Trail, Volume 1, 2015-2016. Sacramento, California to Salt Lake City, Utah It has taken us over three years to get to this point. Rider, my Australian Cattle Dog, has been with me the whole journey! You will find in the book he was pretty young whe...
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Happy Easter

April 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Happy Easter! Happy Easter from Carla E Photography! " For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 "…Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of l...
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East Rush Valley Pony Express Site

March 27, 2018  •  1 Comment
Today we would like to share with you an excerpt from our book. On April 4, 2016 we made many stops, this is just one. At the end of the day...oh what a view we were blessed with! We were in the heart of the Utah desert. We had just left the Faust XP Station and was in search of East Rush Valley… “Next Stop: East Rush Valley XP Station Well, the...
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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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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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