3 edition of The Pony express in American history found in the catalog.
by Enslow Publishers in Berkeley Heights, NJ
Historical overview of the Pony Express, the mechanism by which mail was moved between the West and East coasts of the United States via horse.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 100) and index.
|Statement||Anita Louise McCormick|
|Series||In American history|
|LC Classifications||HE6375.P65 M234 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||104 p. :|
|Number of Pages||104|
|LC Control Number||00010156|
The time of the Pony Express was a brief but exciting period in United States history. As more and more people moved west in search of new opportunities, it became crucial to deliver the mail across the country. This exciting book tells of the need for the service, how the service was organized and staffed and of the difficult conditions the riders faced, and their . The Pony Express combines the legends and lore of this remarkable mail service with contemporary photography and archival images and documents from the past, and celebrates the sesquicentennial of the start and end of those daring rides, which ended with the completion of the transcontinental railroad. It is a befitting tribute to an American /5(3).
In its day, the Pony Express was like the Twitter or Facebook of the mids: a means of communication that could move information across the North American continent faster than ever before. The America Expansion coloring pages 19th Century American history coloring pages - () - The Pony Express. The Pony Express was a fast mail service crossing the North American continent from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, from April to October
Pony Express Bible owned by the Society of California Pioneers. Overland Mail Company. The Pony Express route that the riders used went through the Territories of Utah, Nebraska and Kansas sharing relay stations with the Butterfield Overland Mail Company stagecoach line. The Overland Mail Company eventually did take over the western portion of the Pony Express . The Pony Express stands out in the history of the American West, memorable and captivating for the romance and adventure it evokes. The image of the intrepid young rider on a fast horse, crossing mountain and desert with his precious cargo of mail, is known and loved around the world as an icon of the Western : $
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The book is a history of the Pony Express. It details why and how it was founded, how it operated, who worked for it, why it was discontinued, and why it is legend. Although only in operation for about 18 months, the Pony Express is the most famous mailing system in American history/5(23).
Pony Express (Wild West in American History) Library Binding – April 1, by A. Lake (Author)Author: A. Lake. Written about years ago, this history of the Pony Express is a fun and interesting read. Starting with the foundation of the Pony Express in the controversy around slavery and the Missouri Compromise and the role the Express played in /5(31).
The Pony express in American history. [Anita Louise McCormick] -- Historical overview of the Pony Express, the mechanism by which mail was moved between the West and East coasts of the United States via horse.
From April to Octoberthe mail service known as the Pony Express operated between Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
Cross-country mail delivery that used to take three weeks was reduced to 10 days.3/5(1). Visscher’s book A Thrilling and Truthful History of the Pony Express was published innearly half a century after the Pony Express went out of business.
Anyone wondering how the story of the Pony Express became muddled need only consider that it took half a century to write a book about the subject, and its author was a dubious chronicler.
Although a financially disastrous brief enterprise, the Pony Express and its most famous riders, such as William (“Buffalo Bill”) Cody and Robert (“Pony Bob”) Haslam, captured the national imagination as one of the most daring and colourful episodes in the history of the American West.
Riding the Pony Express was a very happy story. It shows how a little boy and his father be together and have a happy life. Even though his father is a pony express rider they meet together and help each other out.
I recommend this to kids who like stories that have adventure and with kids who are brave. This book is an old book from the library.4/5. The Pony Express: A Primary Source History of the Race to Bring Mail to the American West (Primary Sources in American History)4/5(1).
Until the s most of what was known about the short-lived Pony Express was the product of a few accounts, hearsay and folklore, generally true in their overall aspects, but lacking in verification in many areas for those who wanted to explore the history surrounding the founders, the various riders and station keepers or who were interested in stations or Forts along the.
All kids would enjoy books on the Pony Express and its riders (one of which was Buffalo Bill!), and life on the American frontier. Girls will especially like the story of the mail-order bride in Sarah, Plain & Tall, which also is featured in a Hallmark movie. The Pony Express, for a time, was the fastest link between the East and the West.
Author Anita Louise McCormick traces the history of the Pony Express as it provided reliable communication for Americans as they settled in the West. The Pony Express only lasted 18 months, but the mail delivery service remains one of the most enduring icons of the American West — its story told in dime novels and in Westerns like the s TV.
The Pony Express was a business. Despite its place in American history, it didn't stay open very long. It opened on April 3, and closed on Octo At the height of its business it had over horses and around riders.
Pony Express The Pony Express was a mail delivery system in the West. It allowed people who went west for various reasons to get mail from family and friends or from businesses from the East.
Before the Pony Express mail traveled either by boat which took a month or by stagecoach. The Overland telegraph represented a real changing point in American history by creating the first instantaneous communication between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
It also meant that there was no longer a need for the Pony Express. When the new transcontinental telegraph wire went live in Octoberthe Pony Express horses stopped : Alyssa Bentz.
The Pony Express provided a valuable service and became a major part in the history of the American West. Founders of the Pony Express Alexander Majors, William Russell, and William Waddel are the three men behind the Pony Express.
They were the owners of the freight company called the Central Overland and Pikes Peak : History Bot. The Pony Express book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Shelves: first-reador-before, childrens-books, history-american, non-fiction.
I read a bunch of the Landmark series books as a kid. Each is intended to arouse in the reader not only an interest in the course of history, but also an understanding /5. In this book Harness describes the circumstances that led up to the establishment of this service, and how it was formed.
She describes in detail the first deliveries from west to east and east to west by the Pony Express, and at the end provides a /5.The Pony Express for kids James Buchanan was the 15th American President who served in office from March 4, to March 4, One of the important events during his presidency was the Pony Express.The Pony Express was started by the Missouri Freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell.
It was a dramatic attempt to capture a proposed mail contract. Although it did not last very long, it provide the Central Route as an all-weather transportation route.
It is remembered as one of the enduring symbols of the American Frontier.