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Photograph of painting of Patee House Hotel with pony riders

Description:

This painting by Benton Clark, depicts from left to right; Pony Express founder Alexander Majors and four Pony Express riders; Johnny Fry, Billy Richardson, John Burnett, and Gus Cliff on horses in front of the Patee House Hotel in St. Joseph, Missouri. This was the official starting point for the Pony Express mail service company from April 3, 1860 to October 24, 1861. It also served as the eastern headquarters for the Pony Express founders, William H. Russell, Alexander Majors, and William B. Waddell.

Courtesy of Library of Congress.

Painting by Benton Clark.

Date:
1961
Museum ID:
W.2009-81
Credits:
Courtesy of Library of Congress. Painting by Benton Clark. National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

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