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Pony Express Museum could gallop into Lodgepole


Everett Johnson

Local historian Gordon Wilkins has plans to open a Pony Express Museum in Lodgepole in April 2015. He has approximately $110,000 worth of Pony Express memorabilia, some of which are pictured, that he plans to display at the new tourist attraction.

Gordon Wilkins, a local historian from Lodgepole, is on a very interesting mission to bring Nebraska its second Pony Express museum.

Wilkins said he feels it's imperative to bring another museum here since Nebraska has the most documented Pony Express miles in the nation. He thinks it can bring an additional 3,000 to 4,000 people into the town of Lodgepole each year.

"It's for the town of Lodgepole," said Wilkins. "It will bring Lodgepole to national notoriety for Pony Express history."

He is in negotiations to purchase the old Lodgepole High School to house it. He anticipates the grand...

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