Pony express history the pony express was the first “express” mail line across the united states the outfit actually began as a “publicity stunt,” in hopes of. The pony express is one of the most colorful episodes in american history, one the pony express grew out of a need for swifter mail service between the east. The national pony express association continues to re-establish history, identify and re-ride the 1966 mile historical pony express trail. It was a short episode in our country's history, but the pony express remains an excellent example of american ingenuity, loyalty, and the.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the short-lived but far-reaching american institution the pony express by following a historical re-enactment along the. Almost no records survived, though, so the history of the pony express is littered with impostors, inaccuracies, and plain bunkum in west like. In spite of its brief life (april 1860-october 1861) the pony express enjoys lasting fame billed as one of the longest and fasted runs in the pony express history.
Pony express historical timeline anuary 24, 1848: gold is discovered in california at sutter's mill by james w marshall while people on the west coast were. By the time the pony express closed its doors and retired its riders and were interested in gathering lists of rider names for the history books. More than 150 years ago, teams of pony express riders galloped between st joseph, missouri and sacramento, california and made history in. Nearly everything you thought you knew about the pony express is wrong well, perhaps not wrong, but exaggerated or romanticized if you're. The first pony express riders set off on april 3rd, 1860.
This relay system along the pony express national historic trail crossing eight states was the most direct and practical means of east-west communications in. 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. The pony express is an enduring icon of the american west it was a venture that used horseback riders to transport mail halfway across the.
Wells fargo history museum in old sacramento in april 1860, the first pony express rider took 10 days to travel between st joseph, missouri, and folsom,. Explore christine daniel miller's board pony express on pinterest | see more ideas about american history, ponies and pony. Although a financially disastrous brief enterprise, the pony express and as one of the most daring and colourful episodes in the history of the american west.
Facts, information and articles about the pony express, an event of westward expansion explore articles from the history net archives about pony express. The role of pony express in the history of the united states of america. Completing his deep dive into the history of the pony express, the accounts by trail riders and the failed numbers that doomed it after 18 months.