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Nov. 29, 2023St. Joseph, Mo. |  By: Jeremy Werner

Area farmer donation to go to Pony Express Museum


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Local farmer Larry DeShon has steered a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation towards the Pony Express Museum.

The funds will facilitate the purchase of a secure showcase for an 1858 bible, a generous gift from Pony Express Founders.

Additionally, the museum plans to create a new exhibit titled “Native Americans Across the Pony Express Trail” using the remaining funds.

In a press release, the Executive Director of the Pony Express Museum expressed gratitude for the grant, highlighting the opportunity to properly secure the historic bible and fulfill a 10-year dream of showcasing Native American artifacts along the iconic trail.

The America’s Farmers program has awarded nearly $65 million since 2010.