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Ron Bell, event coordinator for the Nevada Division of the National Pony Express Association, and Kim Copel speak to fourth grade students Thursday morning at Lahontan Elementary School about the historic mail delivery service. The Pony Express linked East and West over a 2,000-mile route from St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., during an 18-month period in 1860-61, and in the background here, old meets new as Fallon resident Arthur Johnson, president of Nevada's Pony Express chapter, talks on his cellphone. Melody and Arthur Johnson transported an exchange of letters written by students at Lahontan and E.C. Best elementary schools as a promotion for the Pony Express Association.
as part of a mail exchange with E.C. Best Elementary School.