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The Pony Express is synonymous with the old Wild West and today its legacy is preserved in a historic trail and in re-rides. READ MORE……..
The Pony Express was in operation only about 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861. But it played a celebrated important role in American history and was of great financial importance to our country. It helped tie together the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts and integrate the vast expanse between. Read More………..
Gerald J. Leal Nov. 16, 1936 – Dec. 4, 2021 Mr. Gerald J. Leal, 85, of Avondale, Ariz., died Dec. 4. Continue Reading…….
Charles “Chuck” Sams III Confirmed as Director of the National Park Service Courtesy Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Charles “Chuck” Sams III was confirmed by the Senate as Director of the National Park Service on Thursday, November 18. Sams is a tribal citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla and will be the first person … Continued
For an 18-month span from 1860 to 1861, one of the quickest and most reliable ways to send mail across the United States was via the Pony Express. With a roughly 2,000-mile route stretching from Sacramento, California, to Saint Joseph, Missouri, the mail service employed relays of riders who would make the ten-day journey, rain or … Continued
The image of a cowboy galloping on his cow pony across vast stretches of rough terrain carrying mail is synonymous with the old West. The Pony Express covered an astounding 1,966 miles in only ten days, bringing mail from Missouri to California. The Pony Express National Historic Trail (PENHT) traversed eight states and was considered the preferred … Continued
“Pounding hoofbeats that were heard around the world.” Read more…..
………a Pony Express bible from the original print run of 300………
The May, 2021 issue of Horse Illustrated features an article about the Pony Express and the National Pony Express Association Re-Ride. Visit https://www.horseillustrated.com/ (scroll down to almost bottom of page) to order a copy in print or digital.
It’s impossible to separate the history of the United States from the history of its post office. After all, Benjamin Franklin was appointed the nation’s first postmaster general all the way back in 1775, after his fellow colonists rebelled against Britain’s Royal Mail and established the Post Office Department, the forerunner of the United States … Continued