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The Story of the Pony Express

Glenn D. Bradley (1884-1930)

1. 1 - Preface and Chapter 1
2. 2 - Inception and Organization of the Pony Express
3. 3 - The First Trip and Triumph
4. 4 - Operation, Equipment, and Business
5. 5 - California and the Secession Menace
6. 6 - Riders and Famous Rides
7. 7 - Anecdotes of the Trail and Honor Roll
8. 8 - Early Overland Mail Routes
9. 9 - Passing of the Pony Express

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Summary

The Story of the Pony Express offers an in depth account behind the need for a mail route to connect the eastern U.S. with the rapidly populating west coast following the gold rush of California, the springing up of lumber camps, and all incidental needs arising from the settling of the western frontier. Here we learn of the inception of the Pony Express, its formation, successes, failures, facts, statistics, combined with many anecdotes and names of the people who were an integral part of this incredible entity which lasted but less than two years, yet was instrumental in the successful settlement of two thirds of the land mass comprising the expanding country. (Introduction by Roger Melin)