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Orphans preferred : the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express

Author: Christopher Corbett
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the myths, dangers, and most noted riders of the Pony Express, describing the challenges that prompted its employers to advertise for adventure seekers without families.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Corbett
ISBN: 0767906926 9780767906920
OCLC Number: 51799794
Description: 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How the story goes, or what do we know? --
In the days of the pony --
"Capital fellows" --
Russell, Majors & Waddell --
"A wild, uninhabited expanse" --
"The greatest enterprise of modern times!!" --
Pyramid Lake --
"Orphans preferred" and "The worst imps of satan" --
Captain Sir Richard Burton --
The telegraph: "Our little friend the pony is to run no more" --
After the pony --
Mark Twain ... "To the territory ahead" --
Billy Cody's big adventure --
Buffalo Bill's wild west: "Wholly free from sham and insincerity" --
The colonel and his thrilling and truthful history --
Pony Bob Haslam: a true rider of the purple sage --
"Memory at the best is treacherous": the story of the story of the pony express and how it grew --
The borderland of fable --
Broncho Charlie Miller, "the last of the pony express riders" --
The girl who remembered Johnny Frey.
Responsibility: Christopher Corbett.
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Discusses the myths, dangers, and most noted riders of the Pony Express, describing the challenges that prompted its employers to advertise for adventure seekers without families.

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