Riders of the Pony Express by Ralph Moody

By Ralph Moody

Prior to the Civil conflict, the quickest mail among the West Coast and the East took virtually thirty days by way of stagecoach alongside a southern direction via Texas. a few Californians feared their kingdom wouldn't stay within the Union, separated to date from the loose states.
 
Then businessman William Russell invested in the way to bring mail among San Francisco and the farthest western railroad, in Saint Joseph, Missouri—across thousand miles of mountains, deserts, and plains—guaranteed in ten days or much less. Russell employed 80 of the simplest and bravest riders, obtained 400 of the quickest and hardiest horses, and outfitted relay stations alongside a critical route--through modern day Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada, to California.
 
Informed by means of his intimate wisdom of horses and Western geography, Ralph Moody's interesting account of the eighteen serious months that the horse exhibit operated among April 1860 and October 1861 can pay tribute to the real grit and resolution of the riders and horses of the horse Express.

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