Mackinac Town Crier

HORSE TALES

The Tale of the Pony Express

The advertisement in the Sacramento Union read, “Wanted: Young, Skinny, Wiry Fellows, not over 18. Must be experienced riders willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Wages $25.00 per week. Apply Central Overland Express, Alta Building, Montgomery Street.” This was published in 1860, the year the Central Overland Express Company and the Pikes Peak Express Company became known as the […]

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