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David W Jackson
Biographical information about Alexander Majors (1814-1900), the primary force of the Russell, Majors, & Waddell overland freighting business, operating wagons and stagecoaches, including the Pony Express,...
Photos and information on Alexander Majors (1814-1900), a native of Kentucky becoming a prominent western freighter in the 1850s and head of the Pony Express in 1860-1861, with residence in Kansas City...
Alexander Majors Residence
The Majors Home at 8145 State Line Road, was built by Alexander Majors, one of the founders of the Pony Express, in the late 1850s. He was also a partner in the famous Russell, Majors & Waddell freight...
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.
Artwork by W. Herbert Dunton
One of three lunettes for murals done in the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City by artist W. Herbert Dunton in 1923. Entitled: "Pony Express Leaving St. Joseph, 1861." Listed on photograph as No....
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...
Biography of Alexander Majors (1914-1900), Pony Express Founder
Birthplace of the Pony Express
Full frontal and side view of building where Pony Express began; located in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Brief History of the Pony Express: How It Originated and the Purpose It Served during Its Brief Existence
File contains an article about the Pony Express's origins and overland communication purposes.
Deaths: Walter E. Smith
Obituary for Walter Smith, "75, of 7200 South Benton, a great-grandson of one of the founders of the Pony Express, William Bradford Waddell," or William Waddell. Smith a native of Lexington, Missouri coming...
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."
Index: Pony Express Courier, June 1934 to May 1944 and The Pony Express, June 1944 to May 1954
Index for two magazines dealing with the Pony Express.
Major George G. Asbury
Caption on postcard reads: Major George G. Asbury, rider of last relay reproduction of Pony Express, Santa Fe Trail and Battle Westport Re-union and Carnival. An old Plainsman, Star Mail Router and Scout....
Map of the Pony Express Trail
Blue map (with white lettering) of the Pony Express Trail, including a list of Pony Express riders as well as some historical sketches.
Map of the Pony Express Trail, Beginning April 3rd, 1860, from St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif.
Bound, fold-out map of the Pony Express trail in 1860, from Saint Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, with illustrations.
Map of Western Pony Express Trails from St. Joseph, Missouri to San Francisco and Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Nevada
Map includes a list of riders and the stations of the Pony Express and Butterfield's Overland Mail Route, 1858-1861. Also includes photos of Isaac Mossman; William F. Cody; "Pony Bob" Haslam; and Heinie...
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.
Map depicts overland commerce and emigrant trails west of the Mississippi River. Includes Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, Lewis & Clark, Pony Express, Santa Fe, Old Spanish, Juan Bautista de Anza,...
Painting of Pony Express Rider
Man atop horse on the Sweetwater section of his route.
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