For “Great Outdoors Month” & “National Trails Day,” With Trail Camping and full Equestrian use of the Pony Express historic trail, June 2-17, Free;
June 2: 20 more miles of Pony Express Historic
Trail marking from Roberts Creek Ranch (PX Station-site) heading west (T.P.I.A. volunteer event);
June 15: Eureka Opera House, Clint Eastwood's Nevada Public Service
Announcements open the Take Pride in America Celebration honoring the Pony Express founders, Russell, Majors & Waddell,
and their legacy.
Chris Cook, B.L.M. Archaeologist on "How to be a Historical
Showing of Filmmaker Hal McClure's "Echo of Hoofbeats, The Pony Express Story."
Music at Eureka's legendary Owl Club with the 'Rendezvous band' after the Opera House Celebration.
June, 16 & 17: Rendezvous at the Eureka County Fairgrounds
Single Action Mounted Shooters (S.A.M.S) Demonstration, dusk Saturday; competition, Sunday.
In the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting, contestants wear period 1890's clothing and use 2 single action .45 caliber
revolvers loaded with 5 blanks each. A rider negotiates a course with 10 balloon targets. The Rider shoots the balloons with
the blanks, and is scored on time and accuracy. Membership drive for the Eureka County Fair shoot-off competition in August.
The Nevada Gunfighters, Wild West gun fighting at it’s best;
The Eagle Valley Muzzle loaders, the biggest Mountain men in Nevada (3 Camps), take you back
in time when trappers, miners, and fur traders roamed the area. See competition in events including Black Powder Shooting,
Tomahawks and more with everyone in time-period clothing.
Be a Pioneer when Wagon Trails West's Lori Tanner helps you re-discover the wild west riding
in her mule-team driven, real 1860's covered wagon;
and ride in Gary Teel's Stage Coach (but, caution: There's gun-slingers in the area and the stage coach
has been known to be held-up!).
But don't worry, the Nevada Civil War re-enactors will be there to keep order in this crew of wild west characters.
Learn about native foods, tools, hunting, cooking, and Pioneer artifacts from Tim Murphy, B.L.M. archaeologist, with his
Nevada Rare Artifacts Display;
Special guest, National Pony Express Association NV. Div. Pres., Captain Steve Notterman of the Eureka Night-Riders (The
2007 Pony Express Re-Ride will traverse the PX trail through Eureka County June 18th).
Gold Panning, music, food and Equestrian Fun & MORE!
Dedication of National Park Service Pony Express historical kiosk site (date to be announced).
“Connecting to our Heritage, connecting to the Earth one Hoof-beat at a time.”
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