C a l I f o r n I a P o n y E x p r e s s

CalIfornIa Pony Express
Newsletter
May 2014
www.ponyexpressca.com
President Rich Tatman
www.facebook.com/xp.ponyexpress
[email protected] www.xphomestation.com
Ride Selections are
complete!
It’s now time to
and
complete
clearing! If you
please contact
530.622.1688
pre-ride your leg
any
necessary
need assistance,
Cindy Honn at
If you have leg number 25 and
above you must fill out your
contract and get it back to Cindy!
In order for the annual ride to go
on time and be successful, the
trails must be clear!
We are
starting in Old Sacramento and we
don’t want to hand off the mail late
to Nevada!
DON’T FORGET YOUR TRAIL
AND EDUCATIONAL REPORTS
~UNIFORM~
The uniform requirements are
being enforced this year. If you are
not in full uniform, you will not
carry the mail! Please be on time
and in the correct location!
Brown hat, yellow scarf, brown
vest, red long sleeve shirt, blue
jeans, western tack, horse!
Re- Ride Dinner
May 17, 2014 5-9PM
The re-ride dinner is being held at
the Rescue Community Center
4180 Green Valley Road
Rescue, CA 95672
$6.00 a person
50/50 raffle
1960 Gold plated XP Pistol
If you have received or have
donations, they will all be put
towards convention. Feel free to
bring them with you to the dinner.
Lori Babbage will be collecting all
donations that evening for
convention.
1960 Commemorative xp
pistol auction
Colt Revolver Frontier Scout .22LR
24 kt. gold plated with wooden
case, bronze coin, and original
paperwork. Appraisal $595.00
Serial # E35 of 500 E series. Mint
condition never fired.
Minimum bid must be realized or
the gun will not be auctioned.
California 2014
Convention
~Where the River meets the
Trail~
Old Sacramento
September 19-20th
Convention Package $ 98.00
HOLIDAY INN IS FILLING FAST!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
[email protected]
Please Welcome our
newest riders
Amanda Brooks
Jeff and Molly Hallsten
Melanda Janski
Dana Rosander
Did you know…..?
Strawberry Valley House
Strawberry Valley House; From
Websters the route of the Pony
Express followed approximately along
Highway
50
eastward
by
the
Champlain House (Fred’s Place) to
Strawberry Valley.
Here was the
remount station for the Overland Pony
and horse-change station for the
Overland stage. In addition, sleighs
and bobsleds were kept here for use
over the summit in the winter storms.
Strawberry Valley House was located
below the present Strawberry Lodge,
about half way down the meadow and
between the present garage and
stable. The site was on the east side
of the pioneer road but on the west
side of the present highway. The first
Strawberry Valley House was started
in 1856 by Swift and Watson, who
later were stage drivers for the Pioneer
Stage Company. A Mr. Berry is said
to have patented the land in 1858,
and later sold the property to Swift
and Watson. It is reported that wild
strawberries grew in the meadow,
which likely gave the valley its name.
It was a popular stopping place for
stage and the big teams for the
Comstock. This was also a popular
resort for trips and dances. This was
where the Pony Riders really entered
the
snow
country.
Division
superintendent Bolivar Roberts was
on hand here on April 4, 1860, with a
string of mules to help the first Pony
Rider through the snow.
Seniority list
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Ron C Fritzmeier
Tim Closner
Richard Dixon
Jerry Leal
Davy "Doc" Wiser
Melba Leal
Pam Dixon
Dale King
James Swigart
Jason King
Rich Tatman
Lee Hofer
George Davis Sr
Dan Dietrich
Pat Fanelli
Don Rhoden
Elizabeth Davis
Cheryl Kaiser
Steve Pool
Al Kaiser
Annette Nylander
Carolyn Gilmore
Mandy Hofer
Heidi Aglar
Jeff Babbage
Dennis Larson
Tim Ditrich
Walker Ditrich
Crystal Newborn
Michelle Russell
Jessica Sloat
Jack Davis
Jessie Davison
Cindy Honn
Dave Peters
Kathy Colt
Susan LaFrance
Lori Babbage
Elisabeth Lucas
Vicki Rorke
Danny Miller
Karen Teasley
Andy Harris
Cindy Shields
Gordon Crowder
Cindy Huber
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Laura Beeman
Sheree Harrington
Allison Babbage
George Babbage
Michele Harris
Lucy
Baddenhoop
Jerry Bestpitch
Sarah Miller
Donnie Harrington
Theresa [TEBA] Archuleta
Rene Bender
Jan Moore
Dave Moore
Amanda Brooks
Willow Venable
Toby Harris
Janet Kampf
Jeff Hallsten
Molly Hallsten
Melinda Janski
Sue Walther
Dana Rosander
Judy[Gauthreaux] Goodwin
Quackgrass Sally
Paul Goodwin
Pony Express
E-Waste fundraiser
By Melba Leal
JUNE 7TH
The collection site:
Double Diamond Feed and Tack,
(behind Jiffy-Mart)
692 Pleasant Valley Rd, Diamond
Springs. For all acceptable items,
please visit www.cearinc.com
Here is a summary of the items
accepted
Electronic waste with a screen
Computers - Keyboards
Office Product – Cartridges - Printers
Consumer Electronics – calculators
telephones – VCR’s
Media – Hard Drives – Backup Drives
June 7 – E-Waste Fundraiser
Escort Wagon Train TBA
June 11- 12 –
Annual Re-Ride
WANTED – NEWSLETTER EDITOR
09/01/2014 OR SOONER!
Have ideas
What to see new things
Please let the board know!
June 22 - Meeting - Denny’s
Board Meeting 3 PM – Open to all
General Meeting 6 PM
July 2 – Reminder Convention
Package DUE by Aug 1
July 3/4 – Horse Event
Folsom Rodeo
July 27 - Meeting – Denny’s
Board Meeting 3 PM – Open to all
General Meeting 6 PM
July 4 – Horse Event
Parade – Pollock Pines
2014 Event Calendar
Continue to check the calendar for
updates throughout the year
May 2 – Camino School History
Days
August 1 – Convention Package
DUE NOW
August 18 – Hotel Reservations last
day at special price
May 5 – TBA
Presentation “Clarksville Day”
August 24 - Meeting – Denny’s
Board Meeting 3 PM – Open to all
General Meeting 6 PM
May 17 – Re-Ride Dinner
Board Meeting only
August 28 – Non Horse Event
Gold Rush Day Set-up Old Sac
5-9PM Rescue Community Center,
Green Valley Road, Rescue, CA,
United States
August 29/30/31 – Horse Event
Gold Rush Days
May 25 – Meeting – Denny’s
Board Meeting 3 PM – Open to all
General Meeting 6 PM CANCELLED
May 28 – Pinewood Elm School
Presentation
June 1 – Convention Package DUE
by Aug 1
September 1 – Horse Event
Gold Rush Days – clean up
September 19/20 – Non Horse
Event – NATIONAL CONVENTION
September 28 - Meeting – Denny’s
Board Meeting 3 PM – Open to all
General Meeting 6 PM
October 4 – Horse Event
Sons & Daughters of the American
Revolution – Stockton
October 26 - Meeting – Denny’s
Board Meeting 3 PM – Open to all
General Meeting 6 PM
November TBA – Christmas Mail
Boxes Delivered
November 23 - Meeting – Denny’s
Board Meeting 3 PM – Open to all
General Meeting 6 PM
December 7 – Horse Event
Parade - Placerville
December 13 – Horse Event
Christmas Card Ride
December 28 - Meeting – Denny’s
Board Meeting 3 PM – Open to all
General Meeting 6 PM
2014
Board OF DIRECTORS
President
Rich Tatman
(916) 362-1902
[email protected]
rtprofit[email protected]
Vice President
Donnie Harrington
(916) 663-1073
[email protected]
[email protected]
Secretary/Treasure
Vicki Rorke
(916) 708-8144
[email protected]
[email protected]
Trails Rep
Cindy Honn
(530) 622-1688
[email protected]
[email protected]
Member at Large
Jessie Davison
(530) 919-4327
[email protected]
[email protected]
Member at Large
Cinder Huber
(530) 676-0641
[email protected]
Member at Large
Quarter Master/Web
Master/Newsletter
Lori Babbage
(916) 496-6220
[email protected]
[email protected]
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