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April 3rd Special Days - Featuring Pony Express Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 03, 2024 | 0 comments
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Image: Pony Express statue in St. Joseph, Missouri, by Hermon Atkins MacNeil on Wikimedia

Image: Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express | Kindle Edition | Print length: 288 pages | by Christopher Corbett (Author). Publisher: Crown (September 14, 2004)
Orphans Preferred
April 3rd is... Pony Express Established (1860), American Circus Day, Armenian Appreciation Day, National Find A Rainbow Day, Fish Fingers and Custard Day, National Chocolate Mousse Day, Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day, National Film Score Day, Tweed Day (1823), World Party Day/P-Day (1996), Weed Out Hate: Sow The Seeds of Greatness Day, Fan Dance Day, National Shoot Your Shot Day, National Inspiring Joy Day, Isle Royale National Park Established (1940), Love A Muslim Day (UK), Jane Goodall Day (Los Angeles), St. Irene's Day

PLUS - interesting books and free printables, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express | Kindle Edtion | Print length: 355 pages | by Jim DeFelice (Author). Publisher: William Morrow; Illustrated edition (May 8, 2018)
West Like Lightning
Pony Express Established (1860)
-- The early coaches of Wells Fargo took twenty days to cross from St. Joseph, Missouri, long considered a great outpost of civilization, to Sacramento. But twenty days to the merchants and bankers of the West Coast seemed an eternity, and so just before the Civil War began, the Pony Express was established. They selected Henry Wallace for the signal honor of inaugurating the Pony Express on April 3, 1860. He made the journey in just 10 days.

Read: West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express
-- On the eve of the Civil War, three American businessmen launched an audacious plan to create a financial empire by transforming communications across the hostile territory between the nation's two coasts. In the process, they created one of the most enduring icons of the American West: the Pony Express. Equally an improbable success and a business disaster, the Pony Express came and went in just eighteen months, but not before uniting and captivating a nation on the brink of being torn apart. Jim DeFelice's brilliantly entertaining West Like Lightning is the first major history of the Pony Express to put its birth, life, and legacy into the full context of the American story.

Image: Pony Express | In 1860, Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock are sent to establish a Pony Express service across California
Pony Express
Pony Express
-- Striking outdoor locations highlight Frank Gruber's story, which details the founding of the Pony Express and how it prevented California from becoming an independent republic. Ruthless killers (Henry Brandon, Stuart Randall) trying to incite a rebellion against the United States employ devious schemes to prevent Buffalo Bill Cody (Charlton Heston) and Wild Bill Hickok (Forrest Tucker) from getting the Pony Express started. Rhonda Fleming and Michael Moore play siblings who are loyal Californians, violently opposed to the Pony Express and statehood. Directed by Jerry Hopper (The Secret of the Incas).

Image: Pony Express Messenger Obsolete Old West Police Badge Star, by Pieces of History
Pony Express Badge
Pony Express Messenger Badge
-- From April 1860 through October 1861, Pony Express messengers carried mail over a hazardous 1,600-mile route. This route took only 10 days to complete. Some of the more known names who rode as Pony Express Messengers were Johnny Fry, John Burnett, Richard Egan, Charlie Cliff, and William Buffalo Bill Cody.

🐎 Old West Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Pony Express: The History and Legacy of America's Most Famous Mail Service | Kindle Edition | Print length: 42 pages | by Charles River Editors (Author). Publisher: Charles River Editors (November 11, 2013)
The Pony Express

Amazon Freebies:

🐎 Free Pony Express ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🐎 Read Pony Express ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🐎 Free Pony Express apps

🐎 Listen to Pony Express Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🐎 Watch Pony Express Videos for Free -- Join Amazon Prime - Watch Thousands of Movies and TV Shows Anytime - Start Free Trial Now

🐎 Listen to Pony Express Audible books with Audible Premium Plus, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🐎 Amazon Kids+ Free Trial - Unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos, and apps, as well as parental controls, to help create a unique experience for each child. (US, Germany, UK)

🐎 Prime Gaming Free Trial - Unlock instant access to tons of exclusive content for your favorite games and a collection of PC games for free... each and every month.

Image: Wilderness Cuisine: How to Prepare and Enjoy Find Food on the Trail and in Camp (Cookbooks and Restaurant Guides) | Paperback: 240 pages | by Carole Latimer (Author). Publisher: Wilderness Press (May 1, 1991)
Wilderness Cuisine

Pony Express Recipes:

🐎 Pony Express! Choo Choo! Pony Cake - Coco Cake Land

🐎 Recipes – Pony Express Ride

🐎 Cowboy Beans: Celebrating the Pony Express - annies home

🐎 Camping and Wilderness Meals | Easy Camp Recipes Ideas

🐎 DIY Backpacking Recipes | Wild Backpacker

🐎 Get your grub-on - Free campfire recipe cookbook | The Wilderness Society

Image: The Pony Express Trail: Yesterday and Today | Kindle Edition | Print length: 344 pages | by William Hill (Author). Publisher: Caxton Press (August 20, 2014)
The Pony Express Trail

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🐎 The Pony Express – The Notebooking Nook

🐎 Free Printables and Unit Studies About the Pony Express

🐎 Pony Express Interactive Map | National Park Service

🐎 The Story of the Pony Express, by Glenn D. Bradley

🐎 Publications and Lesson Plan – National Pony Express

🐎 Send a Letter via Pony Express in the Re-Ride

🐎 2023 Pony Express Re-Ride Dates – June 7–17

🐎 Fastest Mail in the West printables

🐎 The Pony Express Map | Large foldable map

🐎 Pony Express Lapbook

🐎 The Pony Express: A Unit Study

🐎 General Cowboy Coloring Pages

🐎 Pony Express Cartoons and Comics

🐎 Pony Express National Backcountry Byway Map

🐎 The Pony Express - Iders List

🐎 Free Pony Express Printables and Worksheets

🐎 Pony Express National Historic Trail

🐎 Become a Pony Express Trail Junior Ranger

🐎 Pony Express Trail Brochures | Print and Mail

🐎 Pony Express Relay Game

🐎 10 Things You May Not Know About the Pony Express

🐎 Ballad of Johnny O'Dell Story - a fast-paced tale of a fearless Pony Express rider

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