Galloping West with the Pony Express!: "The Mail Must Go Through!"
The 22-book American Milestone series is featured as "Retailers Recommended Fabulous Products" in the August 2012 edition of Educational Dealer magazine. For 18 months in 1860 and 1861, the Pony Express performed one of the most amazing feats of the Old West. A group of daring young riders and fast horses delivered the mail over 1,800 miles-from Missouri to California-in just 10 days! Learn how they rode day and night to connect the West with the East.
This book includes:
• Founders of the Pony Express • Need for Mail Service • Prime Ponies • Pony Express Stations • What's in that Mailbag? • Famous Riders • Takeover by the Telegraph • Hands-on Activities • Reproducible Activities • Glossary • Fascinating Facts • Timeline • And Lots More!
The Pony Express is perhaps the most compelling story of America's "can do" spirit that shares not only the history of a still "wild and wooly" West but a prime example of the ingenuity and "stick-to-it" determination that built this country. Grab your saddle-and ride along with the Pony Express in the fun, informative, and "just can't put it down" book!