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Approved--Horse & Rider for Pony Express Stamp [Intrepid, Courageous, and Brave--100 Fearless Riders]
Article commemorating the Pony Express and its centennial postage stamp, with illustration.
Ask the Marshall
June 1, 2006
Brief item answering the question of whether Buffalo Bill Cody ever worked for the Pony Express. An assistant curator of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming tells the author that there...
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Ben Holladay (1819-1887), a prominent Western freighter in Weston, Missouri. He was born in Kentucky and moved to Platte County, Missouri, in 1838,...
Best of the West
Annual "best of" survey of people, places and things in the western United States, including the best saloons, historic sites, clothing manufacturers, etc.
Commercial Real Estate
Photos and article reviewing recent buildings and other projects of several prominent local "construction companies, architects, engineers and commercial real estate developers and agents" with information...
From Hoofbeats to Fiber Optics: The Pony Express Launched Communications Legacy
Article comparing the history of the Pony Express, started by Alexander Majors, to the history of the Sprint Corporation, started by C. L. Brown, with a photo of the Majors home now adjacent to a Sprint...
How Long Did It Take a Letter to be Delivered Via Pony Express?
"In 10 days, riders could deliver a letter the 1,966 miles from the base in St. Joseph, Missouri, to the terminus in Sacramento, California. The record was seven days, 17 hours."
Last Wagons to Santa Fe
Map, illustrations, and article about the western freighting firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell "transporting freight over the Santa Fe Trail between Kansas City and Santa Fe, co-founded by its leader,...
Many Lack Knowledge of 'Forgotten Communities'
Discussion of some forgotten communities in Wyandotte County, Kansas, like Braman Hills, Horanif, and Vance, as well as the Pony Express stopover at 74th Street and Riverview Avenue.
No Problem: Brewery Looks to Plastic to Expand Product Line
May 1, 2001
Photo (of founder Joe Effertz) and description of the Pony Express Brewing Company based in Olathe, Kansas, and marketing its beer in plastic bottles.
Pageant of the Pioneers: The Veritable Art of William H. Jackson
Copy of a painting of Fort Bridger by William H. Jackson.
Perserverence and Preservation: The Alexander Majors Home
Article describing the restored house that served as the firm responsible for the Pony Express--Russell, Majors & Waddell.
File contains an entire issue of "REO Speed" magazine devoted to the Pony Express.
Pony Express Rides Again
History of the Pony Express postal delivery system from Saint Joseph to Sacramento, ended by the "completion of the transcontinental telegraph on Oct. 24, 1861, with map and photos.
Raining Hogs & Running Ponies: 150th Anniversary of the Pony Express
History of the Pony Express that celebrates its 150 birthday April 3. The mail first came across Missouri on the train from Hannibal to St. Joseph where riders waited at Pikes Peak Livery Stables to begin...
Re-Living a Rowdy Past: Jesse and the Express
Article about the James Gang and Pony Express historical memorabilia in Saint Joseph, Missouri, at the Patee House Museum and the Pony Express Stables, with information about Frank and Jesse James, William...
Rock 'n' Roll Pony Express?
One-page article about the making of a documentary about the Pony Express celebrating its 150th anniversary by C. J. LongHammer. "At the height of its run--from April 1860 to October 1861--the Pony Express...
Suds in the Fountain City
Article profiles several Kansas City area "microbreweries," including Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri, Great Plains Brewing Company (formerly Pony Express) in Olathe, Free State Brewing...
The American Pony Express, en Route from the Missouri River to San Francisco
File containing a large illustration and short article about the Pony Express, its dangers from Indians, and the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company.
The Best Historical Landmark: The Amazing Miss Louisa
In-depth article about the historical significance of the home at 83rd and State Line Roads, and its resident, Louisa Johnston, the great-granddaughter of Alexander Majors, "Kansas City's first millionaire"...
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