Original Pony Express Stable in St. Joseph, MO
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The original 1860 Pony Express stables in St. Joseph, Missouri now serves as the Pony Express Museum.
The original 1860 Pony Express stables in St. Joseph, Missouri. This web site teaches the legend of the pony express. You learn that before the Pony Express, stage coaches were used as the main method for mail transportation.
The original 1860 Pony Express stables in St. Joseph, Missouri- Pony Express riders were usually lightweight young men, often teenagers. For this reason, an 1860 Pony Express advertisement in California read: "Wanted. Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over 18. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred.” Most of the riders were around 20, but there was one by the name of Bronco Charlie Miller who was only 11 and the oldest rider was in his mid-40’s.
April 3, 1860: The Pony Express begins its first delivery of mail between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
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Orphans preferred! April 3, 1860: The Pony Express begins its first delivery of mail between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
April 3, 1860: The Pony Express begins its first delivery of mail between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. Guess orphans were wanted in early American history:( I'm sure the horses were also rode to death, also. Glad this was short lived
April 3, 1860: The Pony Express begins its first delivery of mail between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.Always liked this sign because it says "orphans preferred"!!
Very interesting requirements for riders. April 3, 1860: The Pony Express begins delivery of mail. St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California.
The Pony Express was a fast mail service crossing the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the High Sierra from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, from April 3, 1860 to October 1861. It became the west's most direct means of east-west communication and was vital for tying California closely with the Union just before the American Civil War.
April 3, 1860: The Pony Express begins its first delivery of mail between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. Ya' just gotta LOVE the "orphans preferred." How would that fly in today's job market?
It's terrible that the flyer says "orphans preferred"! Like they don't care about dying!? Lol Pony Express Poster. Considered a 'fast mail service' in its day. Was only in operational for 1 & 1/2 years! Apr 3, 1860 - Oct 1861
Recruitment poster for the Pony Express. Where do I sign up? http://bit.ly/RixxBlogManCave
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Pony Express Rider
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“Frank E. Webner, pony express rider,” ca. 1861 The first ride of the Pony Express began on April 3, 1860. The service would end in October 1861, with the advent of the transcontinental telegraph
Frank E. Webner, Pony Express rider~ ca. 1861. <> (western, wild wild west, history)
Pony Express rider Frank E. Webner // I LOVE the history of the P.E.
Frank E. Webner, pony express rider with his trusty horse. ca. 1861.
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Frank E. Webner, pony express rider. ca 1861. National Archives
"Frank E. Webner". Pony Express Rider. (c. 1861).
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History: Pony Express for Kids
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About The Pony Express - 1861: The Spirit of the Pony Express Historical Documentary # Western party # Cowboy
The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages and mail from St. Joseph, Missouri across the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada to Sacramento, California by horseback, using a series of relay stations.
wikipedia.org - The Pony Express was a fast mail service crossing the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the High Sierra from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, from April 3, 1860 to October 1861. It became the west's most direct means of east-west communication before the telegraph and was vital for tying California closely with the Union just before the American Civil War
As a recent fan of NPR I enjoyed listening to a podcast about the 150 anniversary of the Pony Express. It was interesting to hear three different reports examining different aspects of the Pony Express history and it’s relevance today. It seems some do not appreciate the contribution the express made to mail service since it last only 19 months.
October 26, 1861 - The pony express, a mail service between St. Joseph (MO) and Sacramento (CA), ceases all operations. The express carried messages, newspapers and small packages across the great plains, thereby reducing the travel time for messages between the Atlantic and the Pacific to 10 days. The advantage of the pony express disappeared when the telegraph was introduced. #history #ponyexpress #usa
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Poster from the Pony Express, advertising fast...
Inspiration - wedding invitation
Pony Express poster
Big Chief Tablet Was Invented Printed In St. Joseph, Missouri
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Big Chief Tablet Was Invented & Printed In St. Joseph, Missouri...I remember these back in elementary school
Big Chief Tablet Was Invented & Printed In St. Joseph, Missouri about 30 min. north of Kansas CIty. They were always on the school supply list and every year we couldn't wait to get our Big Chief paper with it's bigger lines. You just knew you were ready for school when you had this. Fun memories.
Big Chief Tablet ~ I was so excited about starting school and very proud of my new Big Chief Tablet.
Remember these??? a new big chief tablet on the first day of school was such a magical feeling of what was to become~
Each year you had to buy your Big Chief for grade school! http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=big+chief+tablet=big+chief+tablet=IGRE
Big Chief Tablets ... This brings back childhood memories!
Big Chief writing tablet. New one every school year.
Back to school - time to buy Big Chief tablets
Big Chief Tablets ... grade school necessity
Abandoned in St. Joseph City, Missouri. Unbelievably beautiful.
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Don't know if it's a dream house but def like! Beautiful Abandoned Mansion 703 Hall St Saint Joseph Buchanan County Missouri 39.77235, -94.85129
Beautiful old architecture! Abandoned at 703 Hall St.,Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri (Adam N. Schuster House)
#MANsionCrushMonday Beautiful Abandoned Mansion 703 Hall St Saint Joseph Buchanan County Missouri 39.77235, -94.85129
Beautiful Abandoned Mansion .... 703 Hall St .... Saint Joseph ...... Buchanan County ... MISSOURI ..... 39.77235, -94.85129
Beautiful Abandoned Mansion 703 Hall St Saint Joseph Buchanan County Missouri 39.77235, -94.85129 would love to have this house
Beautiful Abandoned Mansion 703 Hall St Saint Joseph Buchanan County Missouri. If I ever go to Missouri I'll deff check this house out!
abandoned houses in Missouri | Abandoned at 703 Hall St Saint Joseph Buchanan County Missouri
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Walter Cronkite born in St Joseph Missouri 1916.
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Empower the Present to Enrich the Future... Are you ready to let your voice be heard? Are you a Voice of America: Of the people, For the people, by the people?
The newscaster, Walter Cronkite. So many important stories of the times were reported by this man. He was trusted.
"Now that I've passed on, I would have to say America's most trusted newscaster today is Jon Stewart." ~ Walter Cronkite
Like many American broadcast personalities of the day, Walter Cronkite lent his support to the work of the Radios. Cronkite narrated Towers of Truth, a film about RFE's work commissioned by the National Committee for a Free Europe and shown in conjunction with Crusade for Freedom fund raising efforts. RFE/RL corporate records, Box 115, Folder 15, Hoover Institution Archives.
U.S. journalist Walter Cronkite narrates a film about RFE commissioned by the National Committee for a Free Europe in the 1960's. rferl.org
Walter Cronkite Was Born In St. Joseph, Missouri. His cousin was my elementary principal at Eugene Field Elementary School in the 1960s.
In 1979, Walter Cronkite became our very first VERA Awardee. #voice #facts #history
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Talk about a great sign! Check it out in St. Joseph, Mo.
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St. Joseph, Missouri. Bought many a pair of boots in St. Joe. Is the boot still there? << IDK What is the address? I'd love some boots...
St. Joseph, Missouri. Bought many a pair of boots in St. Joe. Is the boot still there?
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St. Joseph, Missouri USA.... was the Starting Off Point for the Wagon Trains to the West..19th Century.
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"NO TURNING BACK" photo by Bob Travaglione St. Joseph, Missouri was the Starting Off Point for the Wagon Trains to the West..19th Century.
Statue commemorating the migration to the Western Territories of the United States. St. Joseph, Missouri, was the starting point for the Wagon Trains to the West.
No Turning Back-Memorial to Oregon Trail Pioneers; St. Joseph, Missouri was one of the starting point for the wagon trains to the West in the19th Century
St. Joseph, Missouri was the starting point for the wagon trains to the West in the19th Century. She is looking to the East.
"No Turning Back" ~ Saint Joseph, Missouri USA ~ Copyright ©2012 Bob Travaglione ~ FoToEdge Images ~ www.JoeTown.US ~
St. Joseph, Missouri USA... Starting Point for the Wagon Trains to the West..19th Century
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.
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The Pony Express was no longer in service at the time of THE QUILTED HEART novellas, but this Riders Wanted Poster was too run not to share it here.
A recruitment poster for Pony Express riders which began around 1860 and lasted for 18 months, when it was replaced by the invention of the telegraph messaging system.
Giddy up! Ride 'em cowboy! Common words back in the days of the Old West. None rang out any louder than from the riders of the Pony Express. Back in the days of the wild west, no Fed Ex was available, no Postal Service ran that far west, no planes, & delivery by ship was likely to take months if it ever got there at all. No event In American History has captured the imagination of young and old alike, more than the excitement created by those young riders and their horses.
You've Got Mail: The Pony Express Riders Wanted Poster
The History Notes: The Legendary Route of Pony Express
pony express poster ... "orphans preferred"
Pony Express advertisement for riders.
Pony Express Riders Wanted Poster
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Richard Erastus Egan was a devout Mormon and was the first Pony Express Rider in the USA delivering mail riding a horse.
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October 24, 1861: The Pony Express meets its end when the first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed. Photograph of Broncho Charlie Miller - purported last surviving Pony Express rider, and performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. NYHS Image #88386d.
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October 24, 1861: The Pony Express meets its end when the first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed. Photograph of Broncho Charlie Miller - purported last surviving Pony Express rider, and performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. NYHS Image #88386d. History American
Bronco Charlie Miller - purported last surviving Pony Express rider, and performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Patee House Museum by Plain Adventure, via Flickr in St. Joseph, MO.
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Patee House Museum by Plain Adventure, via Flickr in St. Joseph, MO. http://www.ourcommunityfoodbank.org/index.cfm
Patee House Museum- Saint Joseph Missouri
Patee House Museum in St. Joseph, MO.
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File:Pony Express Messenger's Badge2.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
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Russell, Majors, and Waddell organized and put together the Pony Express in two months in the winter of 1860
Pony Express National Historic Trail, Missouri to California - Stations were about 10 miles apart, roughly the distance a horse could travel at a gallop before tiring. The mail pouch was thrown over the saddle and held in place by the rider sitting on it. It could hold 20 pounds and included a water sack. Riders received $25 per week. A given rider might ride two stages back to back, over 20 hours on a quickly moving horse.
Pony Express Messenger's Badge2 - Pony Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pony Express National Historic Trail, Missouri to California
The pony express rides into town on Friday!
Pony Express rider's identity badge.
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Pony Express Messenger's Badge
Colonel James J. Clarkson, Confederate Army. Carte de visite photograph by J. Sidney Brown, St. Louis, ca. 1862. Missouri History Museum.
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Colonel James J. Clarkson, Confederate Army. Carte de visite St. Louis, ca. 1862. Missouri History Museum.
Charles P. Chouteau (1819 - 1884). ©Missouri History Museum. Descendant of Auguste Chouteau, who founded St. Louis with his step-father, Pierre Laclede. The Chouteaus remained influential well into the American period in St. Louis.
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Charles P. Chouteau (1819 - 1884). ©Missouri History Museum
Jesse James (partly) turned to crime as a means of exacting revenge on all things Yankee"
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'New movie brings life to Jesse James legend' By: By MIKE WEST Managing Editor Jesse James as a young Confederate partisan. Did Jesse James – that most infamous of American outlaws – once live in Rutherford County? (great article, Murfreesboro Post)
Revealed: Hour by hour the FULL story of the most famous bank raid in American history and the Wild West manhunt that ensured the legend of Jesse James...and sealed his fate | Mail Online
Jesse Woodson James (1847 – 1882)born in Clay County, Missouri, on September 5, 1847.became a legend in his own lifetime by committing crimes supposedly out of revenge for the poor treatment he, his family, and other Southern sympathizers received from Union soldiers during the Civil War.
Jesse James -- photo taken in during a guerrilla raid on Platte City, Missouri, on 10 July 1864, when Jesse was only sixteen.
Jesse James was a daring outlaw from Missouri. He became a legend in his own lifetime by committing crimes supposedly out of revenge for the poor treatment he, his family, and other Southern sympathizers received from Union soldiers during the Civil War. James sought personal recognition and publicity by writing letters to the press. His crimes terrorized innocent civilians and stifled economic growth in Missouri in the years following the Civil War.
Wild West Outlaws | Wild West outlaw Jesse James’ Colt .45 revolver expected to auction ...
Jesse James - MO farm boy turned Confederate Guerrilla in Civil War MO turned notorious outlaw. Some say his downward spiral began when, at age 15, Union soldiers looking for guerrillas, roughed up Jesse, his mother step-father, then burned his family's farm - Jesse was held back by Union soldiers, forced to watch, unable to do anything about it. (Some of my family members considered the James family to be very good friends - to the point of their pictures being in family albums!)
Civil War Horror: Civil War Photo Friday: Jesse James the Confederate guerrilla
Lonesome Liz's Wild West Show: Cowboy Sayings
Gorgeous landscapes feature as much color and composition as the Art Museum (plus nearly as many sculptures) and the geodesic Climbatron lets you explore plants of foreign climates. The annual Labor Day weekend Japanese Festival is a highlight of the year, featuring sumo wrestlers, drums, tea ceremonies, merchants, and can't-miss green tea ice cream.
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