The fascinating story of the shortlived Pony Express will be told by presenter Ken Valles. Pictures and/or video clips will be shown of paintings, stamps, routes, stables, posters, historical markers, stations, office headquarters, statues, memorabilia, museums, even Bibles, and of the 150th anniversary in Julesburg, Colorado and Sidney, Nebraska (2010). Also on display will be Ken’s personal collection including: books, movies, photos, sample Bibles, maps, posters, and more (items not for sale). A colorful, pictorial, summary booklet is available for a donation of $15 or more to the nonprofit KP Chronicles. Be sure to attend this historic adventure into the wild West and its Colorado connection!
Though born in Chicago, Ken has, over the last 40 years, studied and traveled much of the American West and Southwest, including working with people of the Navajo Nation. He also has studied the Pacific Theater of WWII, and Japanese martial arts for 40 years. He has made various presentations in numerous states and foreign countries.
He began KP Chronicles to share America’s unique history to young and old alike, including aspects of patriotism, U.S. and other cultures, little known facts, and elements of faith. Most of his presentations include corresponding costume/outfit, displays, video clips, photo album and projected photos (Powerpoint). The general topics include: 1 The Early American West; 2 WWII Pacific Theater; 3 ‘Incredible Colorado’; and 4 Japanese Martial Arts. Ken has 4 adult children, 11 grandchildren, and currently lives in Divide, Colorado.
The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to learn more about The Pony Express at the PPHS monthly Chautauqua on Sunday, May 19th at 2pm at the Lake George Charter School. The Lake George Charter School is located only 4 minutes from Florissant, on the south side of Highway 24 just 2/10 mile west of the Ferrell Propane lot. This program is presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society. Admission is free and refreshments are served. No reservation is required. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.