Scribner’s Monthly 1877: Chincoteague the Island of Ponies

Off the north-eastern shore of Virginia, and about five miles from the main-land, lies a small island known as Chincoteague – an island possessed of peculiarities shared by no other portion of the eastern United States; for here roams, in an entirely untamed state, a breed of horses, or rather ponies, as wild as the mustangs of Texas or the Pampas.

Early Visitors to Assateague Island

By Wilma Young About the writer: Wilma Young served as a senior volunteer at several national parks, coming to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge three times. Her last stay at the Chincoteague refuge was just before her 80th birthday in…

Mother Nature Needed Lots of Help with Colt Named Lucky

By Robert Boswell Publisher, Wild Pony Tales Updated August 30, 2012  Editor’s Update: Lucky, who will be four months old September 3, has found a new home at The Refuge Inn, in the corral between the Inn and McDonalds. “He…

Chincoteague a Magic Kingdom for Feather Fund Winner

A dream came true for two teenagers at the July 2012 pony auction in Chincoteague, Virginia. Mollie Brooks, 13, attends middle school in Walpole, MA. She was awarded the Feather Fund pony and got to take home a wild foal…