Pony Express to California
St. Louis, April 5-
first Pony Express of Messers. Russell & Co. left the town of St.
Joseph yesterday direct for San Francisco. The Express left St.
Joseph amid great enthusiasm. The Pony Express is to make the
run between the terminal of the telegraph line in ten days.
Orleans Daily Crescent, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 1860
By the Pony
The following we take from the Gazette's Pony Express
The Express was detained nearly a day and a half by the killing
of one of the riders by the Indians. The Pony came into the station
bearing the mail, without a rider!!
Source: Nebraska Advertiser,
Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.], May 24, 1860
the Pony Express will run semi weekly, leaving St. Joseph
Wednesdays and Saturdays, and San Francisco on Tuesdays and Fridays.
It is expected to reduce the time to eight days.
Polynesian, Honolulu[Oahu] Hawaii, July 14, 1860
St. Joseph, Nov. 26-
The extra pony express, which left
Fort Kearney November 7th, with the election news, arrived in Salt Lake
City in three days and four hours, the distance being nine hundred and
fifty miles. The last forty five miles were made in three hours and
ten minutes, and this forty five miles of the route is the most
mountanious of the whole road. The regular pony express, leaving St.
Joseph on the 8th instant, arrived at Salt Lake , distance twelve hundred
miles, in four days and twenty three hours. It had been snowing for
thirty six hours when the pony left Salt Lake city.
National Republican, Washington, DC, November 27, 1860
Express, with St. Louis dates to the 30th and telegraphic dates to 3 P.M.
of the 3d, via Fort Kearney, was telegraphed from Carson Valley yesterday,
and will arrive at San Francisco by the Sacramento boat tonight. The
patronage of this exress is increasing under the influence of regular
trips. The last out express took one hundred and seventy five
letters from San Francisco, and thirty four from Sacramento, many of these
double letters, paying five dollars each. Today the express will
take about eight five letters from San Francisco.
Source: The National
Republican, Washington, DC, December 31,