The Story of the Pony Express

Glenn D. Bradley (1884 - 1930)

The Story of the Pony Express offers an in depth account behind the need for a mail route to connect the eastern U.S. with the rapidly populating west coast following the gold rush of California, the springing up of lumber camps, and all incidental needs arising from the settling of the western frontier. Here we learn of the inception of the Pony Express, its formation, successes, failures, facts, statistics, combined with many anecdotes and names of the people who were an integral part of this incredible entity which lasted but less than two years, yet was instrumental in the successful settlement of two thirds of the land mass comprising the expanding country. (Introduction by Roger Melin)

Genre(s): History, Transportation

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - Preface and Chapter 1 - At a Nation's Crisis Roger Melin
Play 02 2 - Inception and Organization of the Pony Express Roger Melin
Play 03 3 - The First Trip and Triumph Roger Melin
Play 04 4 - Operation, Equipment, and Business Roger Melin
Play 05 5 - California and the Secession Menace Roger Melin
Play 06 6 - Riders and Famous Rides Roger Melin
Play 07 7 - Anecdotes of the Trail and Honor Roll Roger Melin
Play 08 8 - Early Overland Mail Routes Roger Melin
Play 09 9 - Passing of the Pony Express Roger Melin