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Happy New Year! 2020!

December 31, 2019 - Hey guys and gals! It has been way too long since I have last written. For that I apologize. It has been an interesting...
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Bill Black Custom Braiding

June 04, 2019 - Bill Black Custom Braiding I interviewed Bill on September 11, 2018 at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. Bill had been...
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Gypsy Cowgirl Art-NV

May 28, 2019 - Our introductions to talented folks continues... Lorri and I met during the 2018 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. We shared a...
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Vaquero Brand

May 14, 2019 - Jose Ortez of Vaquero Brand, was one of my talented neighbors at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2018. He had a very l...
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Thanksgiving & Black Friday Sale

November 21, 2018 - Happy Thanksgiving & Black Friday Sales Event! Sale Ends Friday Night at 11:59 p.m. Standard Pacific Time!! For a short...
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Cowboy Coloring Book Release!

September 07, 2018 - Howdy! We wanted to let you know what we have been working on this summer. We have researched and studied how to create...
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Book Reveal

May 17, 2018 - Howdy All! We are so excited to share with you the unveiling of our book! Rider on the Pony Express Trail, Volume 1, 20...
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Happy Easter

April 01, 2018 - Happy Easter! Happy Easter from Carla E Photography! " For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, th...
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Severe Brothers Saddlery

March 13, 2018 - Severe Brothers Saddlery Pendleton, Oregon A bit of History from the Severe Brothers Saddlery Website: “Severe Brot...
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Changing with the Times

March 06, 2018 - I would like for you to imagine just for a moment, “What will ranching look like in the year 2118?” Think about how far...
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Pony Express Business Name

March 01, 2018 - The three partners who founded the American Pony Express were; William H. Russell, William B. Waddell and Alexander Majo...
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Ranching Community

February 24, 2018 - There is something so special about witnessing a Rancher, caring for his stock in such a loving way. Meet Joe Delaney of...
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Jed Cook, Local Ibapah Historian and Cowboy

October 04, 2017 - Jed and I met in Ibapah, Utah Below is information that has been extracted from my FIRST DRAFT of my Pony Express Adven...
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PONY EXPRESS!

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.

THANK YOU!

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