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B & W Challenge #4 Ponies or Phones?

Is it difficult to picture these lovely guys as the precursor to your smart phone?

For just 18 months in 1860/61 ponies like these (and their plucky riders) were the only means of communication between the eastern and western United States. 185 more words

Travel

Something About Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill Cody remains a legendary figure in the American past.  His legacy is a reflection of changing mores and a projection of contemporary celebrity.  There are towns with his name and even the NFL team, “The Buffalo Bills” of New York State. 972 more words

Cultural Highlights

Introducing the historical fiction...Riding the Pony Express

Ride along with fourteen year-old Thomas Cummings as he becomes a rider for the Pony Express, carrying U.S. mail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. 709 more words

Homeschooling

Pony Express Ingenuity

I just finished the second round of edits on my next release, Expressly Yours, Samantha, which will be released in March. I did a lot of research for this book, which centers around the Pony Express. 583 more words

History

Snowbirds: Older Heat Seeking Tribes

Like their feathered counterparts, Snowbirds migrate. The movement may be slower, one aspect of this creature’s physiology is advanced age, but nonetheless, each winter these beings flock toward the warmth of the desert. 1,438 more words

Personal

Fun Facts About The Pony Express

The seventh book in my Cotillion Ball Series, Expressly Yours, Samantha, centers on the Pony Express, so I’ll be writing about it a lot in the coming months. 483 more words

History