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June 15, 2012
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Pony Express rides safely through region

More than 100 spectators watched as Nevada took charge of the mochila from California in the 33rd Pony Express Re-ride on Thursday.

Lincoln, Calif., rider Lee Hofer arrived in Woodfords promptly at 9 a.m. Thursday, taking the last leg, after riders carried the mochila all night across the Sierra Nevada.

Gardnerville rider Carl Malkmus took charge of the mochila in Woodfords on his way north on his horse, BB. People took photos and asked the riders questions in front of the Alpine County way station.

The Californians made good time crossing the Sierra, despite the lack of a moon and …

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