Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Dayton Valley Community Center. 170 Pike Street. Dayton, NV (Lyon)
Description: Ron Bell, Nevada Pony Express Trail Association vice president, will present at the Historical Society of Dayton Valley’s monthly lecture series on Wednesday, March 19, at the Dayton Valley Community Center at 7 p.m. A Silver Springs resident and president of the Chamber of Commerce, Ron has tales to tell, some you’ve probably never heard, about daring young male riders who made history flying high on horseback down the Pony Express Trail carrying mail between Sacramento and St. Louis, April 1860 to November 1861. Called Nevada City, there was a station in Dayton on today’s Main Street in 1861. A large portion of the station’s hand-hewn gigantic rock wall remains adjacent to the Union Hotel. A National Pony Express granite marker erected across the street from the wall highlights the site. A good friend of Larry McPherson, s local favorite Pony Express expert who left us for emerald pastures last year, Ron got involved with The Pony when Larry needed help repairing the large metal sculpture of a Pony Express rider mounted atop his horse on a Mound House hillside. A lifetime engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, after he met Larry, he’s been so fascinated with The Pony that he’s published a book, The Pony Express Rider, last year. “You can find it on Amazon, the Ronnie Campbell series of three. My second one, Ruby Gold is two-thirds finished,” said Ron, always up to signing a copy for his fans. For more information please call the Historical Society of Dayton Valley at 775-246-6316 or 775-246-3527 or visit www.daytonnvhistory.org.
Ron Bell Pony Express Storyteller and Author Historical Lecture