Ever heard of the Pony Express?
We’re sure you have, but just in case, here’ s a little history:
The Pony Express began on April 3, 1860 and only lasted about 19 months. By utilizing a short route and using mounted riders rather than traditional stagecoaches, letters traveling between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California were delivered in just 10 days. It was extremely fast for it’s time, but also extremely expensive. Once the telegraph arrived on the scene in October of 1861, the Pony Express became obsolete and ceased operation two days later.
On Saturday, December 2nd we will have our very own Pony Express stop! We will welcome riders from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels who will ride into our historic little town as members of the Pony Express. At 10 am riders will relay the official “Christmas Greetings” from the Governor of Texas. Immediately after, a pop-up US Post Office branch will be set up right next to Gruene Outfitters where you can get your stamps cancelled with the 2017 commemorative stamp representing Gruene. That means it’ll be postmarked Gruene, Texas! There is only one day a year our “post office” is in business and December 2nd is it!
Once you’ve had those Christmas cards stamped hang around for pictures with Cowboy Kringle and our Gruene Town Lighting happening later that very same day. You can also stop by Cotton Eyed Joe’s to get a Cowboy Kringle postcard and some Gruene Hall stamps!
For our full holiday event schedule-> www.holidaysingruene.com