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The pony express goes through : an American saga told by its heroes

Author: Howard R Driggs; William Henry Jackson
Publisher: New York : Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1935.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Merely to recite the factual side of the Pony Express is not to get the heart-throbs of the story. This stirring bit of America's making can be brought back to life in all its feeling and color only as one meets the actors in that drama and hears them re-enact in a casual and natural way the parts they played in it. The central purpose of this book is to extend just that privilege to its readers. Through its pages
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Driggs, Howard R. (Howard Roscoe), 1873-1963.
Pony express goes through.
New York, Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1935
(OCoLC)570774422
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard R Driggs; William Henry Jackson
OCLC Number: 1402872
Notes: Maps on lining-papers; title vignette.
Errata slip laid in.
Description: xvi, 208 pages including illustrations, facsimiles : color frontispiece, color plates ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword --
In the days of the Gold Rush --
Breaking trail for the mail lines --
News flashes from the past --
Talking wires --
Nigger's trick --
A flint-headed arrow --
A desert ghost --
A frontier story sketch --
Indian friends and foes --
The record ride --
A station keeper's sacrifice --
Mule Muggins - Firewater --
A Sioux raid --
How a jack-rabbit helped --
Thieves on the trail --
Saint Joe's last rider --
A pony rider and his bride --
On the old Platte Trail --
The Pony Express Trail today.
Responsibility: by Howard R. Driggs ... illustrated in color and black-and-white by William H. Jackson; with an index.

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Merely to recite the factual side of the Pony Express is not to get the heart-throbs of the story. This stirring bit of America's making can be brought back to life in all its feeling and color only as one meets the actors in that drama and hears them re-enact in a casual and natural way the parts they played in it. The central purpose of this book is to extend just that privilege to its readers. Through its pages they may meet some of the real pony riders that the author has actually known; they may get the story of the Pony Express as he has done in its vibrant verities from first-hand sources. The pictures that illuminate the pages have been created by an artist who also has a personal and intimate knowledge of that story. - Foreword.

Authentic stories of the riders and station agents of the Pony Express.

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