Riding with the Mail

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Riding with the Mail

The Story of the Pony Express

By Gare Thompson

National Geographic Society, Library Binding, 9781426301926, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2007


This was how America communicated in the dangerous days of the Wild West: by a courier service demanding daring dashes through the badlands. The Pony Express was a long, tortuous gauntlet for the brave riders who dared to deliver. Riding with the Mail: The Story of the Pony Express is an amazing-but-true American adventure story. Read of the risks riders ran, from snakebites to bandits, and discover the historic changes that made this famous trail obsolete.

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