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    Background information about the Pony Express and a couple nice photos of "Help Wanted" ads that would look nice printed to put in a history notebook.

    Pony Express, First Riders, "Billy" Richardson, Johnny Fry, Charles Cliff, Gus Cliff

    The pony express lasted from April 1860 to October 1861. It was created to provide the fastest mail delivery between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. It was also used to try and gain the million dollar government mail contract for the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company. It consisted of a total of 183 men and 400 horses to travel day and night, summer and winter. The riders were paid hundred Dollars per month.

    Image detail for -Frank E. Webner, pony express rider~," ca. 1861 .

    Cute Cowboy - approx. 1890, Northern Cali. How weird that his pic is now on Pinterest!

    Sewell's Art Gallery - Sonora, California cdv of man 9-14-1865

    Riveter at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, California, 1940-1945

    Hopi woman giving Princess Leia a run for her money.