Pony Express

6:11 pm
Thu April 1, 2010

After 150 Years, Pony Express Legend Gets Another Look

Pony Express Reenactor Justin Rother
Frank Morris KCUR

St. Joseph, Mo. – In 1860 the American west was booming, and the east was boiling. Civil war was at hand. A vast wilderness and high mountains blocked the rich west from the rest of the country. Rail and telegraph lines stopped in St. Joseph.

Cindy Daffron with the Pony Express museum here says that meant it took a month for news reports and government dispatches to cross that information abyss.

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