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On the trail of the Pony Express

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.),
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail.
    • Subjects:
    • Ellis, Jerry -- Travel -- Pony Express National Historic Trail,
    • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel,
    • Pony Express National Historic Trail

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJerry Ellis ; with a new afterword by the author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF595.3 .E45 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination310, [1] p. :
      Number of Pages310
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3558884M
      ISBN 100803267460
      LC Control Number2002020313


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On the trail of the Pony Express by Jerry Ellis Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is an outstanding book about the Pony Express. The thing that makes it great is that the author had many photos of the "before and after" sites of the actual Pony Express. He has done a great job researching the area of the Pony Express and includes hundreds of photos and maps of the trail/5(5).

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Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Pr /5. Responding to the enduring lure of the West that captured his imagination as a child, Jerry Ellis decides to follow the trail of the Pony Express, a short-lived, hell-for-leather mail delivery service that lasted just one and a half years starting in but has marked itself in national memory ever : Jerry Ellis.

In the era before electronic communication, the Pony Express was the thread that tied East to West. As a result of the Gold Rush, the Mormon exodus to Utah and the thousands who moved west on the Oregon Trail starting in the s, the need for a fast mail service beyond the Rocky Mountains became obvious.

History >> Westward Expansion The Pony Express was a mail delivery service that ran between Missouri and California. Using the Pony Express, mail could arrive in California in as few as 9 days rather than the weeks it took to arrive when sent by horse carriage.

The Pony Express Trail National Backcountry Byway begins near Fairfield and ends at Ibapah, Utah. Along the route visitors can enjoy history and a variety of recreation. To begin tracing the hoofprints of the "Pony" visit the Camp Floyd / Stagecoach Inn State Park on state high 5 miles south of Cedar Fort.

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Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, from to European Pony Express - German Trail. likes. Informationen auf unserer Internetseite lowers: The following books tell very little about the Pony Express but explain much about the impacts of commercial and emigrant trail traffic on native peoples.

Egan's book documents the the Pyramid Lake War, which shut down the Pony Express for about a month in Pony Express National Historic Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2, likes 64 talking about this 27 were here. The official Facebook page of the Pony Express National Historic Trail, administered by 5/5(3).

Pony Express Pony Express rider passing telegraph workers near Chimney Rock on the North Platte River; from a painting by George M. Ottinger for Harper's Weekly magazine, November 2, Rare Book and Special Collections Division/Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

(digital. cph 3b). Oregon-Mormon-California-Pony Express Trails The Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express Trails helped the United States to expand west of the Missouri River across the homelands of independent American Indian nations and claimed by Great Britain, Spain, France, Russia, and Mexico.

The trails facilitated American settlement of those lands and encouraged. The Pony Express National Historic Trail goes through BLM managed lands in California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The Pony Express National Historic Trail is the route where young men on horseback once carried the nation’s mail across the country between and The horse-and-rider system became the United States’ most direct and practical.

Notably, Pony Express riders were not hired unless they weighed pounds or less — as author Mark Twain wrote, “a little bit of a man.” Today, the trail has many opportunities to discover more about a uniquely American story, including museums and reenactments along the wide open spaces of the original route.

Any book you can read by Clyde Robert Bulla will be time well spent. He is a children's writer who was writing before I was born. This book is about a boy whose father rode for the Pony Express, and once the boy had to fill in for him. Gives much good information about the Pony Express.4/5.

Pony Express Trail National back country byway: the Pony Express competing with time. Covers trail between Ibapah and Lehi. Includes descriptive index.

Descriptive index on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Contributor: United States. Bureau of Land Management Date: The Pony Express started with 80 riders, horses and over stations that were spaced every miles along the trail.

The riders horses were mostly tough California mustangs and. The Pony Express felt like a great game concept to us at Google. We've made time-based games in the past so our new idea was simple. Collect letters, avoid obstacles and aim for the ultimate Detailed information on Pony Express Trail 50 andprovided by ahotu Marathons with news, interviews, photos, videos, and reviews.

Get this from a library. Pony Express: Pony Express National Historic Trail. [United States. National Park Service.; United States. Forest Service.]. The book is set a day or two after Abraham Lincoln’s election and the Pony Express is bringing news of what happened in the election to the West, not only to Sacramento, San Francisco, and the.

The Pony Express National Historic Trail is a United States National Historic Trail commemorating the mail service route through the Old West, between St. Joseph, Missouri and San Francisco, California, from April 3, to October It was an astonishing fact that a letter could be delivered across the 1, mile trail in only 10 days.

Studded with stations, the Pony Express trail used 80 riders and between and horses to carry mail from the settled Midwest to the new state of California. Riders could deliver mail in just 10 days, compared to the three weeks traditional stagecoach delivery required. Riders would stop every 16 to 24 kilometers (10 to 15 miles) to hop onto a fresh horse at the.

The Pony Express in Utah is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series of books. Co-authored by Pony Express historians, Patrick Hearty and Dr.

Joseph Hatch, the book will dive into the short-lived days of the Pony Express. Off Like the Wind: The First Ride of The Pony Express Read an Excerpt→ Travel with the first Pony Express riders through the dramatic and dangerous Wild West in a celebration of America’s finest frontiersmen.

Inthe first Pony Express rider set. But of all the 19th-century traffic, the fastest men on the trail were the riders of the Pony Express. Eighty men rode for the company, each. COVID Update: To limit the spread of the coronavirus, attractions may be closed or have partial closures.

Please consult government travel advisories before booking. More information can be found here.5/5(8). One of the best-preserved sections of the original Pony Express Trail, which was in operation for 19 months in the midth century, is the mile section through the.

Overnight Wagon Trail Trek - Pony Express Ride Pricing: Adult $ per person. Child $ (10 Yrs and under) per person. Pony Express Horse Rider $ Come join the Historic Overnight Wagon Train and it is fun and exciting. We meet you at The National Historic Trails Center in Casper. You follow us out to the horses and wagons on.

Pony Express National Historic Trail: Pony Express Trail - Mail by Horseback - See 31 traveler reviews, 11 candid photos, and great deals for Salt Lake City, UT, at Tripadvisor.5/5(31). Before reading this book, I knew as much about the Pony Express as anybody who grows up in America: orphans, fast horses, delivering the mail across hostile Indian territory.

Blah blah blah. That stuff is true, as far as it goes, but I found so much intrigue and drama in the lives of the unsung station-keepers that it ended up totally changing /5(5). 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.

The nearly 2,mile route passes through a variety of public and private lands. Visit trail traces, visitor centers, museums, hiking trails, historic structures and forts related to the Pony Express National Historic Trail.

The trail crosses eight states following an impressive relay system. About the Book. One fall morning Jerry Ellis donned a backpack and began a long, lonely walk: retracing the Cherokee Trail of Tears, the nine hundred miles his ancestors had walked in One Man's Journey along the Pony Express Trail, and Marching through Georgia: My Walk with Sherman.

Praise "Come along on the trail with Jerry Ellis. In Ride, Cowboy, Ride, Tad Rawlings pursues the love of a pretty seamstress amid threats and a showdown with the meanest guy in town. As the first rider on the Pony Express, Tad relied on God when encountering life-threatening situations with bandits and Indians on the trail.

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To learn more about the passport program and to purchase a passport book, visit: EParks Store.I walked down to the stream, where a sign announced that I had reached the old Hollenberg Ranch and Pony Express station along the Oregon Trail. The restored ranch and Pony Express station are maintained by the Kansas State Historical Society, and at the interpretive center there, built near a modern parking lot, I learned about the ed on: J