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Title:
The saga of the Pony Express
Author:
DiCerto, Joseph J.
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Publication Information:
Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub. Co., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
ix, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780878424542

9780878424528
Format :
Book

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Central Library HE6375.P65 D533 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The government in the mid-1800s needed better communication with its far-flung citizens in the West. Three visionaries dreamt up a seemingly impossible solution: the Pony Express. An elite cadre of riders would carry the U.S. mail across 2,000 miles of inhospitable wilderness in 10 days.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
1. An Evolving Nationp. 5
2. America in Turmoilp. 15
3. Birth of a Dreamp. 19
4. Three Mighty Visionariesp. 27
5. Preparing the Wayp. 39
6. Off and Runningp. 47
7. The Ramrodsp. 59
8. The Challenge and Beauty of the Landp. 71
9. Dangerous Trespassingp. 89
10. Station to Station: Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyomingp. 99
11. Station to Station: Utah, Nevada, and Californiap. 127
12. Two Extraordinary Menp. 147
13. Heroes on Horsebackp. 161
14. Passing into Historyp. 189
Appendix A Pony Express Stationsp. 205
Appendix B Pony Express Ridersp. 215
Sites of Interestp. 219
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 231

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