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Billy Fisher rode the Pony Express in eastern Nevada and later in the Utah Territory. In July 1860 Indians went on the warpath and destroyed the stations between Ruby Valley and Salt Lake City. Since there were no riders waiting to accept the mochila, Fisher rode the entire 300 miles, covering the distance in 30 hours using 8 horses and mules.

For additional material about the Ruby Valley Pony Express Station and the Pony Express in White Pine County, Nevada, click here.

Recent research of the 1860 Census data for Ruby Valley has revealed a number of Pony Express riders that until now had not been identified.

The Ruby Valley Pony Express Station was relocated to the grounds of the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko in 1960.

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