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Today in History, April 13: The first Pony Express mail arrived

1860 The first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay, reached Sacramento, California, after 10 days of travel. Read More … 

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Celebrate the Pony Express at the Benicia Capitol, April 14

BENICIA [CA] — Next year will mark the 160th anniversary of the founding of the Pony Express on April 3 of 1860. To commemorate this important occasion, the Benicia State Parks Association is sponsoring an historic lecture and presentation at the Benicia State Capitol on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (please … Continued

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Pony Express stations, Part 3: Carson City

By 1851, a trading post and a small ranch were established on the Carson Branch of the California Emigrant Trail in what is now Carson City. Frank Hall, W.J. Hall and George Jollenshee operated the station near what is now Fifth and Thompson streets. They called the place Eagle Station due to a large stuffed … Continued

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Historically Yours: Pony Express cuts mail delivery time in half

In the 1840s, Missouri was at the western edge of civilization and the beginning of the wild west. California was “on the other side of the continent.” There was a whole world between Missouri and California with little to no communication between the two, and yet, people were flocking to that far away place. So … Continued

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April 3 Top of the day

This day in history April 3, 1860: The first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Read More …

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Today in History, April 3

1860 1860: The legendary Pony Express began carrying mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. (The delivery system lasted only 18 months before giving way to the transcontinental telegraph.)   Read More …

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1860: Pony Express

In 1860, the legendary Pony Express began carrying mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. (The delivery system lasted only 18 months before giving way to the transcontinental telegraph.) Read More …

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April 3: The end of Jesse James was just the beginning of a trail of blood

April 3, 1882, was a bad day for Jesse James. A very bad day, in fact. I’ve always been intrigued by his killing. It happened in my birthplace. St. Joseph, Mo., the place “where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended.” My great-grandfather Elisha Powell even got a postmortem peek at the famous outlaw … Continued

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YEARS AGO FOR APRIL 3

1860: The legendary Pony Express begins carrying mail between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. (The delivery system lasted only 18 months before giving way to the transcontinental telegraph.) Read More… 

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Today in Nebraska-April

April 3   1860 — The Pony Express began operations, crossing parts of Nebraska.   Read More …