Pony Express Bible Donated
Joe Nardone, the Master Historian of the Pony Express, generously donated to the Foundation an original “1858 RUSSELL, MAJORS & WADDELL” Bible. These Bibles were ordered by the company in 1858 and should be called Alexander Majors Transportation Bible but have come to the be known as Pony Express Bibles in error. Nonetheless, these Bibles stand as one of the most noteworthy “association copies” in Western overland history. Two thousand of these Bibles were ordered from the American Bible Society of New York City. This was two years before the company would create and then own and operate the private and famous 1860–1861 Pony Express. The Pony Express would provide mail delivery service in both directions between St. Joseph, Missouri and San Francisco in record time.