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Riders of the Pony express

Author: Ralph Moody; Bob Riger
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Nebraska paperbackView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the eighteen-month operation of the Pony Express, explaining why and how it was created, describing the challenges faced by riders, and discussing.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Moody; Bob Riger
OCLC Number: 1035669102
Notes: "Bison books edition"--Title page verso.
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1958.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages : illustrations, maps)
Contents: To save the Golden State --
Johnny Frey, the first rider --
The first rider eastward --
The midwest riders --
Over the hump with Boston --
Pony Bob --
The prairie riders --
The ambush trail --
The foothill riders --
Mormon riders of the desert --
The Rocky Mountain riders --
The Mormon riders of Utah --
The test of manhood --
Guard it with your life --
The greatest Pony rider --
The greatest Pony ride.
Responsibility: Ralph Moody ; illustrated by Robert Riger ; maps by Leonard Derwinski.
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Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach. Then businessman William Russell invested in a way to deliver mail between San  Read more...

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"[A] vivid portrayal of the courageous, hard-riding men who braved hazardous terrain, foul weather, and hostile Indians to carry the mail via Pony Express."-Booklist Booklist "No boy or girl (or Read more...

 
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