The pony express stopped galloping in the mid-1800s, and the train system was booming.
Revel in Wild West lore at the pony express National Museum and Jesse James Home Museum in St Joseph, just outside KC.
What is the future of the pony express and does he expect competition?
And for a time the pony express did its work and did it well.
The pony express” did not remain long on the road, but when it was on, old pike boys say “it kicked up a dust.
You gotter be some horseman 'fore you kin ride in the pony express.
The people who kept the pony express station were named Humphries.
Clearly the Redskins were not out to interfere with the pony express.
This man was located at Julesberg as agent for the pony express line, which was in process of formation.
This was "Pony Bob's" last experience as a pony express rider.
A system of mail service by relays of riders on horses, established in 1860 between Missouri and California, through the Rocky Mountains. It operated for only a year and a half, until a telegraph line eliminated the need for it.
Note: An early advertisement for Pony Express riders is well known: “Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred.”
Note: Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok were Pony Express riders in their youth.