Bronze Pony Express Horse & Rider

7th and Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508
Phone: (785) 562-3101
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The Pony Express was a unique experiment in the development of the West. The bronze statue is located in a park between Broadway and Hwy 36 on 7th Street and commemorates the tough young riders and fast ponies who carried mail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California and back. Although the Pony Express lasted only 18 months, in 1860-1861, it holds a unique place in the history of the nation. A re-ride over the route takes place every year in June. Salina artist Richard Bergen captured the unity of the horse and rider as they carried the mail across the prairie. Bergen is perhaps best known today for his recent sculpture of Ad Astra, the native American figure on the dome of the State Capitol in Topeka.

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Big Blue BBQ Championship

June 3 - 4, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Bronze Pony Express Horse & Rider
Address: 7th & Broadway, Marysville, KS 66508
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-562-8374
The 10th Annual Big Blue BBQ Championship is a KCBS sanctioned event and is limited to 30 participants. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes wi...More