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1,996 miles in 10 days.
A daring horseback relay mail service connects the nation.
The Vision of the Pony Express
In January 1860. William H. Russell, Alexander Majors, and William B. Waddell, right, (partners in the freighting firm of Russell…
For nearly 250 years the country school was the backbone of American education. These simple buildings often served as school, chapel, town hall and community center.
One-room schoolhouses were the most common type of schools in the Midwest from …
Outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed in this house April 3, 1882. It was then at 1318 Lafayette on the hill above Patee House. It was moved here in 1977.
Patee Park Baptist Church is the second oldest Baptist Church in St. Joseph. It began as a Sunday School in 1881 under the leadership of H.G. Walker, an active leader in the First Baptist Church of St. Joseph.
It was organized as a church Febru…
On April 3, 1860, the Pony Express started from this neighborhood on its historic run to the West. Eight months after the Pony Express joined East and West, the country split North to South when South Carolina seceded. Missouri, including St. Jose…
This monument erected by theDaughters of the American RevolutionandThe City of St. Josephmarks the place where the firstPony Express started on April 3, 1860
· Built July, 1937 in West Burlington,Iowa by C.B.&Q. at a cost of $99,285.00 · Weight 288 Tons or 576,000 lbs. · Class 0-5-B Northern Type · Used in Passenger and Freight Service · Later Improvements Totaled $1…
A stone from the U.S. Post Office1898 - 1940
Between July 4 and October 24, 1861, a telegraph line was constructed by the Western Union Company between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, thereby completing the first high-speed communications line between the Atlantic and Pacif…
Patee House - 1858In this National Historic Landmark were located the offices of the Pony Express, founded by Russell, Majors & Waddell; the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad and the Civil War offices of the U.S. Provost Marshall. [sic]