"We Were There with the Pony Express" book
A fictional children's book written by William O. Steele, tells the story of the Pony Express from the perspective of a young boy named Mark, who lives in St. Joseph, Missouri. Mark is present during the inaugural run of the Pony Express on April 3, 1860, and has several thrilling encounters with the Pony Express and Native Americans throughout the book. Illustrations by Frank Vaughn include the Pony Express route from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. Book published by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York.
This item is not a part of the museum's permanent object collections. It is used here only as an example of the many popular culture pieces that have been produced to commemorate or celebrate the Pony Express.