The Pony Express Trail: Yesterday and Today

The Pony Express Trail: Yesterday and Today

by William E. Hill


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The Pony Express Trail: Yesterday and Today by William E. Hill

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870044762
Publisher: Caxton Press
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 321
Product dimensions: 9.04(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

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

Illustrations vii

Introduction xv

Preface xxi

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

Bibliography 303

The Author 311

Index 313

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Pony Express Trail: Yesterday and Today 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RaiderDan More than 1 year ago
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.