From the Book Back
The thousands of men and women who went to California for the Gold Rush were starved for news from home. But a letter took three or four months to get to them. So it was decided to create the Pony Express — young men riding at breakneck speed from Missouri to Sacramento. Join these daring young pony riders as they brave mountains, deserts, mud, blizzards and hostile Indians to deliver the mail in just 10 days!
The Story of the Pony Express by R. Conrad Stein with illustrations by Len W. Meents. A part of the Cornerstones of Freedom series. From the second printing by Children’s Press in 1984. The ISBN is 0-516-04631-4. This hardcover book measures about 9-3/4″ x 8-1/8″ and has 31 numbered pages.
See image above. The book is in good condition overall with bumps and wear around the edges of the covers and pages in very nice condition. Name in pencil partially erased from front free end-paper. No other markings. From clean, smoke-free home.
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