Celebrate the anniversary of the Pony Express

Apr 14, 2015


Pony Express Poster courtesy of the National Park Service, Pony Express National Historic Trail.

On April 14, 1860, the first mail was delivered to San Francisco via Pony Express. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express. Check out the game — pick up as many letters as you can without crashing into a cactus!

Then, head on over to Wyoming Places to learn about the Pony Express stations that were established throughout Wyoming. Riders galloped between 42 stations in what are now Goshen, Platte, Converse, Natrona, Fremont, Sublette, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties.

Wyoming Places is one of the Wyoming State Library Digital Collections found at digitalcollections.wyo.gov.

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