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The Pony Express was a short but vital part of the American West and the history books tell of a group of young men, boys really, who rode hard and fast against the elements, indian raids, bandits and all sorts of other challenges to get the mail to folks before the stages, telegraph and railroads came in to put the Express out of business. 840 more words

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Friday Facts- April 4, 2014- The Pony Express

The Pony Express was a mail service – it ran in the western part of this country with a starting point of St. Joseph, Missouri. It across the plains and over the Rocky Mountains to Sacramento, California. 133 more words

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April 3

It’s amazing what you can find on Wikipedia.

1328 years ago, Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’ was crowned king of the Maya city of Calakmul. 149 years ago the first successful pony express service was run. 124 more words

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The first westbound Pony Express mail run departed St. Joseph, Missouri today in 1860 with rider Billy Richardson. Now WE know em

Johnson William “Billy” Richardson¬†was born around 1834 in Virginia.

It seems that at a fairly young age, Billy was shanghaied (kidnapped) to serve as a sailor on a seagoing freighter in the North Atlantic. 1,155 more words

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The first westbound Pony Express mail run departed St. Joseph, Missouri today in 1860 with rider Billy Richardson. Now WE know em

Johnson William “Billy” Richardson was born around 1834 in Virginia.

It seems that at a fairly young age, Billy was shanghaied (kidnapped) to serve as a sailor on a seagoing freighter in the North Atlantic. 1,156 more words

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APRIL 3

Above: A stamp issued on the 100th anniversary of the launching of the Pony Express.

ON THIS DATE in 1860, the first Pony Express riders traversed the 1,966-mile route that extended from Missouri to California. 194 more words