The Pony Express

The Pony Express

An Illustrated History

eBook - 2010
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Orphans preferred was the call that went out to the daring of heart when the Pony Express was organized nearly 150 years ago in April 1860. Called The Greatest Enterprise of Modern Times, the endeavorwhich lasted only nineteenth monthsrecruited young men willing to risk life and limb in a relay race that crossed the frontier on a route from St. Joseph, Missouri, to San Francisco, California, speeding the delivery of mail to an astonishing ten days. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>The Pony Express combines the legends and lore of this remarkable mail service with contemporary photography and archival images and documents from the past, and celebrates the sesquicentennial of the startand endof those daring rides, which ended with the completion of the transcontinental railroad. It is a befitting tribute to an American icon whose legacy is marked to this day by Pony Express museums all along the route from Missouri to California.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : TwoDot, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9780762762026
9780762748167
Branch Call Number: 383.143 Gu
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 181 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
Additional Contributors: Smith, Bart 1959-
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