Buchanan County, Missouri.
The Pony Express


 

Pony Express to California
St. Louis, April 5-
The 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.
Source: New Orleans Daily Crescent, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 1860

By the Pony Express
The following we take from the Gazette's Pony Express News:
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

From this Time:
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.
Source: Polynesian, Honolulu[Oahu] Hawaii, July 14, 1860

 The Special Pony Express
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.
Source: The National Republican, Washington, DC, November 27, 1860

The Pony 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, 1860.






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