Last Update: July 1, 2015
- News Release #2 for the 2015 Re-Ride has been posted.
- It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of another member of the Greatest Generation. John Vernon Combs, 89, of North Platte, passed away April 13, 2015, at Linden Court in North Platte, with his family by his side.
Vernon was born on Aug. 28, 1925, at home in Hershey.
Vernon was the Nebraska state director for the National Pony Express Association from 1980-90 and received the Trail Boss Award at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in 1999 at the age of 73.
Services were held on April 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Dan Hitchs officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
- Patee House Museum will host the 2015 National Directors Conference September 11-12 as Pony Riders from at least 11 states gather for their annual event. Click here for more information and Registration Form.
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[Many thanks to Larry Carpenter for his help in keeping this list up to date.]