Scenic USA - Kansas
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photos by Terri Prepelka
On April 3rd, 1860, the Pony Express began its ten day mail service between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. Looking for a lucrative federal mail contract, the Russell, Majors and Waddell Company quickly set up 190 relay stations and hired on 100 young riders for their new mail delivery service. Covering 1,840 miles, the Pony Express shaved 18 days from the average Overland Stage delivery time. Lasting just 18 months, the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company became legendary with its courageous young riders galloping across the Great Plains with their all important leather mochila draped over the saddle.
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