• Pony Express Plaque and map of route

    Image ID
    FOT454097
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    39.8 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    13975 x 10175 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1183 x 861 mm
    46.6 x 33.9 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Pony Express Plaque APRIL 1860 TO October 1861 Fort Laramie was a major post St Joseph Sacramento wild west history map Buffalo Bill Cody USA Founded by William Hepburn Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors, the Pony Express officially opened on April 3, 1860. The first trip, westbound, was made in 10 days, 7 hours, and 45 minutes. The eastbound trip was made in 11 days and 12 hours. Every 24 hours they covered approximately 250 miles. The Pony Express, established a year before the beginning of the American Civil War, reflected the need to provide fast and reliable communication with the West.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-08-05
    Uploaded on
    2008-08-05
    Collection
    A3 . American Gateway to West continued WYOMING COLORADO WEST HISTORY AND ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PARKS C
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
    Dominant colour
    #706050