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Russell, Majors and W...
Photograph of a painting depicting a Pony Express rider and transcontinental telegraph line construction crew.
Photo and bio of Louisa Poteet Johnston, or Louisa Johnston (1890-1979), preservationist and resident of the home of her great-grandfather, western freighter Alexander Majors at 8145 State Line Road. Description...
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.
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...
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....
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...
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,...
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...
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.
Pony Express and Various Stagecoach Lines
Information on the Pony Express and other stagecoach lines, the Old Plainsmen and Settlers Association and their meetings from 1909-1917, and the paintings of A. J. Miller.
Pony Express Museum
Information about the Pony Express Museum in Saint Joseph.
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.
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"...
Trails of the Old West
Illustration of the major trails of the western United States that was one of forty paintings for "Westward America" [MVSC Q 978 D77W].
Pony Express Birthday Revives Plan for a Memorial Park Here
Illustration and article about the Pony Express established by the Russell, Major & Waddell Freighting Company just prior to the Civil War and led by Alexander Majors of Kansas City. History of the company...
Three Partners Sacrificed Fortunes and Names to Found Pony Express
Illustration and article about the history of the Pony Express (upon its 80th anniversary), with descriptions of the members of the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company, including Kansas Citian...
Famous since the Days of the Pony Express
History with pictures of the beer company since 1859.
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...
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.
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