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    "In mid-19th Century America, communication between St. Joseph, on the fringe of western settlement, and gold mining communities of California challenged the bold and made skeptical the timid. Into this picture rode the Pony Express. In rain and in snow, in sleet and in hail over moonlit prairie, down tortuous mountain paths . . . pounding pony feet knitted together the ragged edges of a rising nation.” Frank S. Popplewell

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    • Christine Daniel Miller

      The story of the Pony Express has continued to fascinate Americans since Johnny Fry left St. Joseph April 3, 1860, heading west to Sacramento, CA. This relay mail service celebrated 150 years on April 3, 2010.

    • Rainbow Zen

      "In mid-19th Century America, communication between St. Joseph, on the fringe of western settlement, and gold mining communities of California challenged the bold and made skeptical the timid. Into this picture rode the Pony Express. In rain and in snow, in sleet and in hail over moonlit prairie, down tortuous mountain paths . . . pounding pony feet knitted together the ragged edges of a rising nation.” Frank S. Popplewell

    • sherlocked221B Anthea Holmes

      The First Ride by Charles Hargens, hangs in the Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph, MO

    • Toni Thomas

      The First Ride - Pony Express Painting and information

    • Korey Elizabeth

      Pony Express Timeline--Pony Express National Museum

    • Legends Of America

      Pony Express - Fastest Mail in the West

    • Katie N

      Historical timeline of the pony express

    • Mark Alan Williams

      The First Ride - Pony Express Painting

    • Frankie Flexter

      Pony Express begins in St. Joseph

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