It operated less than two years. It lost an enormous amount of money. But the Pony Express delivered the mail across a continent at a critical time and captured the imagination of people all over the world like few events in the history of the American West.
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About the Author
William Hill is the author of several books on historic, western trails including The Oregon Trail, Yesterday and Today; The Lewis and Clark Trail, Yesterday and Today; and The Santa Fe Trail, Yesterday and Today all published by Caxton Press. He is now retired from teaching and living in New York state.
Table of Contents
Poem, "The Pony Rider" xxviii
Chapter 1 It Begins 1
Chapter 2 Maps and Itinerary 31
Chapter 3 History 49
Chapter 4 Artists and Recorders 75
Chapter 5 The Mail Goes Through, a Pictoral Journey 81
Chapter 6 The Riders, Folklore and Fact 265
Chapter 7 Stations 273
Chapter 8 Museums and Displays 277
Chapter 9 Additional Reading 299
The Author 311
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the best book on the Pony Express that I have read out of 7 books on the subject. The author takes you on a trip to all the original Pony Express stations and landmarks and shows you what the site looked like when it was being used, and what it looks like today. This is especially helpful to anyone looking for these sites today. There is a good section on the history of the Pony and the riders who worked for it. There is also a good list of museums that anyone should visit that is interested in the Pony Express. The bibliography at the end is outstanding. Great book and highly recommended.