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Russell, Majors and W...
Entry about Alexander Majors (1814-1900), "[f]reighting expert" of the Kansas City area starting in 1840s Independence, Missouri along the Santa Fe Trail and later becoming a partner in the Pony Express....
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...
Bank of the State of Missouri
Sign above building reads Missouri Valley Trust Co. The bank building was built in July 1859. "Steamboat captains, slave owners, overland freighters, confederate and union soldiers have done business here....
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,...
Ben Holladay: His Career, His Achievements and His Misfortunes
Biographical article about Ben Holladay, a prominent Western freighter who was born in Kentucky about 1821 and came to Missouri, making a fortune in trade with the Utah Territory and with the Pony Express...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Famous since the Days of the Pony Express
History with pictures of the beer company since 1859.
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.
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