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Leavenworth Daily Times, January 30, 1860

Adams, Alexander B. "Speed Across the Plains." In Sunlight and Storm: The Great American Plains, 316-319.  New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1977. (917.8/Ad17/pp. 316-319).

Adams, Samuel H. The Pony Express. New York, NY: Random House, 1950. (K/917.8/P779a).

American Heritage. "Passing of the Pony Express." In Book of Great Historic Places, 354-355.  New York, NY: Author, 1957. (917.3/Am35g/pp. 354-355).

Atchison County Historical Society. "Atchison's Pony Express Riders." Atchison County Historical Society Newsletter (Aug. 15, 1979): 1-2. (Vertical Oversize/K/906/-At2).

Bailey, W.F. "The Pony Express." Century 41 (Oct. 1898): 882-892. (K/917.8/Pam.v.1/no. 3).

Baird, Mabel. "'Pony Bob' and His Comrades of the Pony Express, 1860-1861." Overland Monthly 64 (July-Dec. 1914): 598-605. (051/Ov2/V. 64).

Banning, William and George H. Banning. "The Pony's Piper." In Six Horses, 225-236.  New York, NY: Century Co., 1930. (978/B227/pp. 225-236).

Bassford, Homer. "The Story of the Pony Express: The Fast Mail Over the Plains." Saturday Evening Post 172 (Mar. 31, 1900): 883. (051/Sa8/V. 172/no. 40).

Bebbe, Lucius and Charles Clegg. "Riding Pony." U.S. West: The Saga of Wells Fargo. New York, NY: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1949. (385.23/B391/pp. 75-90).

__________. "The Pony Express Once Set the Nation By the Ears." In Hear the Train Blow, 114-115.  New York, NY: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1952. (917.8/B391/pp. 114-115).

Beck, Warren A. and Ynez D. Haase. "Pony Express Routes." In Historical Atlas of the American West, 35.  Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. (Oversize/911.78/B388/p. 35).

Berthold, Victor M. "Originator and Developer of the Famous Pony Express." Collectors Club Philatelist (Jan.-April 1929): 1-24. (K/917.8/P779/B461).

Bloss, Roy S. Pony Express: The Great Gamble. Berkeley, CA: Howell-North, 1959. (K/917.8/P779b).

Boder, Bartlett. "The Pony Express." Museum Graphic 2 (Spring 1950): 4-5 and 7. (507/Sa23m/V. 2/no. 2).

__________. "The Pony Express." Museum Graphic 11 (Spring 1959): 4-31. (507/Sa23m/V. 11/no. 2).

Boone, Andrew R. "Ghosts of the West: Collector Re-Creates Frontier Days in Odd Museum." Popular Science 136 (Feb. 1940): 128-131. (505/P81/V. 136/no. 2).

Bradley, Glenn D. The Story of the Pony Express. Chicago, IL: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1913. (K/978.1/B72).

Branch, E. Douglas. "The Miners' Frontier of the Northwest." In Westward: The Romance of the American Frontier, 500-502.  New York, NY: D. Appleton and Co., 1930. (973/B773/pp. 500-502).

Brininstool, E.A. "History of the Famous 'Pony Express."' In Fighting Indian Warriors: True Tales of the Wild Frontiers, 261-269.  Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Co., 1953. (970.9/B771/pp. 261-269).

__________. "The Pony Express." Hunter-Trader-Trapper 53 (July 1926): 24-25. (799.05/H91/V. 53/no. 1).

Brown, Dee A. "The Napoleon of the Plains." In The Westerners, 158-166.  New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974. (917.8/B812/pp. 158-166).

__________. "The Pony Express." American History Illustrated 11 (Nov. 1976): 4-7 and 44-50. (973.05/Am3i/V. 11/no. 7).

Burk, John M. "Story of the Pony Express." In "Buffalo Bill" From Prairie to Palace: An Authentic History of the Wild West, 113-122.  Chicago, IL: Rand, McNally and Co., 1893. (K/B/C649b/pp. 113-122).

__________. "The Pony Express." The Trail 10 (Feb. 1918): 12-15. (978.806/T68/V. 10/no. 9).

Byers, S.H.M. "Endurance Rides of the Early 1860's." Journal of Heredity 17 (Oct. 1926): 353-362. (575.105/J82/V. 17/no. 10).

Caldwell, George L. "The Pony Express." Cavalry Journal 33 (April 1924): 173-179. (357.05/C314/V. 33/no. 135).

Carter, Kate B. Riders of the Pony Express. N.p.: Pony Express Mid-Century Memorial Commission of Utah, 1947. (K/917.8/P779/Pam.v.1/no. 6).

__________. Utah and the Pony Express. Salt Lake, UT: Utah Printing Co., 1959. (K/917.8/P779/Pam.v.1/no. 7).

Chapman, Arthur. Anniversary of the Pony Express. N.p.: 1938. (K/917.8/P779/Pam.v.1/no. 5).

__________. "The Men of the Pony Express." Pacific Monthly 23 (May 1910): 470-475. (917.9/P119/V.23/no. 5).

__________. The Pony Express: The Record of a Romantic Adventure in Business. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1932. (K/978.1/C366).

Clampitt, John W. "The Pony Express." Echoes From the Rocky Mountains. New York, NY: Belford, Clarke and Co., 1889. (917.8/C52/p. 37).

Clark, Dan E. "The Pony Express." In The West in American History, 511-514.  New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1937. (978/C547/pp. 511-514).

Clayton, Dick. "The Old Weber Stage and Pony Express Station." Hobbies (Apr. 1939): 71-73. (790.5/H652/v. 44/no. 2).

Cody, William F. "A Pony-Express Rider at Fourteen." In True Tales of the Plains, 20-30. New York, NY: Cupples and Leon Co., 1908. (K/B/C649ct/pp. 20-30).

Cole, Cornelius. "Reminiscences of the Pony Express Days." Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine 81 (Sept. 1923): 7. (051/Ov2/v. 81/no. 5).

Connelley, William E. "The Pony Express." In A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, I:177-179.  Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1918. (K/978.1/C76/1918/v. 1/1st ed./pp. 177-179).

Coy, Roy E. "St. Joseph Celebrates Hundredth Anniversary of Pony Express, April 3, 1960." Museum Graphic 12 (Summer 1960): 9-12. (507/Sa23m/V. 12/no. 3).

Dary, David. "Rush to the Rockies." Entrepreneurs of the Old West. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. (K/978.1/D259e/pp. 169-170).

Di Certo, Joseph J. The Saga of the Pony Express. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Co., 2002. (K/917.8/P779/D548).

Dick, Everett. "Swift Couriers of the Plains." In Vanguards of the Frontier, 288-300.  New York, NY: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1941. (K/978.1/D55v/pp. 288-300).

Dobie, J. Frank. "The Pony Express." In On the Open Range, 124-126.  Dallas, TX: Southwest Press, 1931. (917.8/D653/pp. 124-126).

Doniphan, John. Talk of Pony Express. Kansas City, MO: Author, 1900. (K/917.8/P779/Pam.v.1/no. 17).

__________. "The Pony Express: A Most Gigantic Scheme for the Times." Trails Clippings. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society, 1893. (K/978.1/T68/Clipp/V.1/Pt. 3/pp. 334-341).

Downing, Hyatt. "Treasury of the Past: The Pony Express Lives Today in a California Museum Overflowing With Everything But Dignity." Holiday 1 (Nov. 1946): 135-140 and 158. (051/H717/V. 1/no. 9).

Driggs, Howard R. "A Forward Look With History." Journal of the National Education Association. (Mar. 1938): 1-2. (Port./917.8/P779).

__________. "Pony Express." In Westward America, 238-243. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1942. (917.8/D832/pp. 238-243).

__________. The Old Pony Express Trail. New York, NY: American Pioneer Trails Assoc., 1941. (K/917.8/Pam.v.1/no. 8).

__________. The Pony Express. Bayside, NY: American Pioneer Trails Association, 1960. (K/917.8/P779/Pam.v.1/no. 2).

__________. The Pony Express Goes Through: An American Saga Told By Its Heroes. New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1935. (K/978.1/D832).

Drumheller, Dan M. "The Pony Express." In "Uncle Dan" Drumheller Tells Thrills of Western Trails in 1854, 13-32.  Spokane, WA: Inland-American Printing Co., 1925. (917.8/D844/pp. 13-32).

Dunlop, Richard. "Pony Express Trail." In Great Trails of the West, 241-251. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1971. (917.8/D921/pp. 241-251).

Dunn, Harry H. "To Revive Pony Express to Honor Mark Twain." Dearborn Independent (July 14, 1923): 7 and 15. (051/D34/V. 23/no. 38).

Durkee, Caroline C. Willie Whitewater: The Story of W.R. Honnell's Life Adventures Among the Indians as He Grew Up With the State of Kansas. Kansas City, MO: Burton Publishing Co., 1950. (K/B/H758/pp. 291-309).

Ellenbecker, John G. "Famous Route of Pony Express is Depicted in Map by W.R. Honnell." 70th Anniversary Edition of the Washington County Register. Sept. 16, 1938. [4 pp.]. (Reel: W 105).

__________. "The Famous Pony Express Galloped Through Here in Sixties to Carry Mail From St. Joseph to Sacramento." Marysville Advocate. Aug. 12, 1954. [1 p.]. (Reel: M 693).

__________. The Pony Express. N.p.: n.d. (K/917.8/P779/Pam.v.1/no. 9).

Elliott, Wallace W. "Early Stages and Express." In History of Idaho Territory Showing Its Resources and Advantages, 300.  San Francisco, CA; Author, 1884. (Oversize/979.6/H62/p. 300).

Elwell, R. Farrington. "The Pony Express Riders." Outing 44 (Apr. 1904): 45-49. (051/Ou8i/V. 44/no. 1).

Ersine, Gladys S. Broncho Charlie: A Saga of the Saddle. New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1934. (B/M612e).

Fike, Richard E. and John W. Headley. The Pony Express Stations of Utah in Historical Perspective. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979. (973/Un3lcr/Utah/no. 2).

Findley, Rowe. "A Buckaroo Stew of Fact and Legend: The Pony Express." National Geographic 158 (July 1980): 44-71. (910.5/N21/V. 158/no. 1).

Floyd, William H. Phantom Riders of the Pony Express. Philadlephia, PA: Dorrance and Co., 1958. (K/917.8/P779f).

Gardiner, Dorothy. "The Pony Express." In West of the River, 262-268.  New York, NY: Thomas Y. Corwell Co., 1941. (978/G168/pp. 262-268).

Garten, A. "On a Wager of $200,000.00: A Thrilling Feat at the Beginning of the Pony Express." Trails Clippings. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society, 1893. (K/978.1/T68/Clipp/V.1/Pt. 3/pp. 342-342b).

General Services Administration. "Public Law 86-394: An Act to Provide for the Striking of Medals in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of the Pony Express." In United States Statutes at Large, 74:9.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1961. (345.11/Un3/V. 74/p. 9).

Ghent, W.J. "Carrying the Mail in the West's Wolly Days." Literary Digest 101 (Apr. 20, 1929): 61. (051/L72/V. 101/no. 3).

Gilday, John P. "The Pony Expres." Country Gentleman 91 (Apr. 1926): 24-25, 90 and 93. (630.5/C83g/V. 91/no. 4).

Gray, Arthur A. "The Pony Express." In Men Who Built the West, 178-191. Caldwell, ID: Claxton Printers, 1945. (978/G791/pp. 178-191).

Gray, P.L. Gray's Doniphan County History. Bendena, KS: Roycroft Press, 1905. (Reel: MF 295, no. 7, pp. 2 and 19).

Grimshaw, F.C. "Pony Express Barn to Go." Weekly Philatelic Gossip 45 (Nov. 29, 1947): 399. (K/383/P53/v. 45/no. 13).

Guise, Bryon E. and Eulalia T. Guise. "Pony Express Saga." In An Affair With the Past, 35-46.  N.p.: 1987. (K/978.1/-M25/G949/pp. 35-46).

Haag, Percy D. "The Pony Express Carries the Mail." In The History of Transportation in Kansas, 6-7.  N.p.: Woman's Kansas Day Club, n.d. (Vertical Oversize/K/388.3/W84/pp. 6-7).

Hafen, LeRoy R. "The Overland Pony Express." Overland Monthly 81 (Sept. 1923): 8-10. (051/Ov2/no. 5).

___________ and Carl C. Rister. "The Pony Express and the Overland Telegraph." In Western America, 484.  New York, NY: Prentice-Hall, 1941. (978/H119/pp. 484-488).

__________. "The Pony Express, Demonstrator of the Central Route." In The Overland Mail, 1849-1869, 165-191.  Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1926. (917.8/H12/pp. 165-191).

Hagen, Olaf T. "The Pony Express Starts From St. Joseph." Missouri Historical Review 43 and 54 (Oct. 1948 and Apr. 1960): 1-17 and 231-236. (977.806/m69r/V. 43 and 54/nos. 1 and 3).

Hardesty, Donald L. The Pony Express in Central Nevada: Archaeological and Documentary Perspectives. Reno, NV: Bureau of Land Management, 1979. (973/Un3lcr/Nevada/no. 1).

Harlow, Alvin F. Old Post Bags: The Story of the Sending of a Letter in Ancient and Modern Times. New York, NY: D. Appleton and Co., 1928. (383/H227/pp. 364-369).

__________. "The Flying Pony of the Plains." In Old Waybills: The Romance of the Express Companies, 216-240.  New York, NY: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1934. (385.23/H227/pp. 216-240).

Hartman, Amos W. "The California and Oregon Trail, 1849-1860." Oregon Historical Society Quarterly 25 (Mar. 1924): 1-35. (979.506/Or3/V. 25/no. 1).

Hartung, A.M. "Pony Express and the Old West: Mounted Postmen Eighty Years Ago." Cattleman 30 (Dec. 1943): 12-15 and 84-85. (GL 636.2/C297/V. 30/no. 7).

Hauck, Louise P. "Pony Express Rides Again." Westerner 1 (Aug. 1923): 6-7 and 34. (051/W525/V. 1/no. 1).

__________. "The Pony Express Celebration." Missouri Historical Review 17 (July 1923): 435-439. (977.806/M69r/V. 17/no. 4).

__________. The Youngest Rider: A Story of the Pony Express. Boston, MA: Lothrop, Lee and Shephard Co., 1927. (K/813/H291).

Hebard, Grace R. and E.A. Brininstool. The Bozeman Trail. Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1922. (917.8/H35/V. 1/pp. 65-66).

Hoffman, H. Wilbur. "The Pony Express." In Sagas of Old Western Travel and Transport, 203-218.  San Diego, CA: Howell-North Books, 1980. (380.5/H675/pp. 203-218).

Honnell, W.R. "The Pony Express." Kansas Historical Quarterly 5 (Feb. 1936): 67-71. (SP 906/K13q/V. 5/no. 1).

Howard, Robert W. Hoofbeats of Destiny: The Story of the Pony Express. New York, NY: Signet Book, 1960. (K/917.8/P779h).

Howes, Cecil. "Pony Express Lived Only 18 Months." Kansas Teacher 58 (Oct. 1949): 104-106. (K/370.6/K13/V. 58/no. 2).

Hungerford, Edward. "The Pony Express." In Wells Fargo: Advancing the American Frontier, 71-92.  New York, NY: Random House, 1949, (GL 385.23/H895/pp. 71-92).

Hunt, Rockwell D. and William S. Ament. "The Pony Express." In Oxcart to Airplane, 113-129.  Los Angeles, CA: Powell Publishing Co., 1929. (917.8/H918/pp. 113-129).

"Immortal Pony Express Riders of Overland Trail." The Pony Express 26 (Mar. 1960): 6. (K/917.8/P779c/v. 26/no. 10).

Jackson, W. Turrentine. "A New Look at Wells Fargo, Stagecoaches and the Pony Express." California Historical Society Quarterly (Dec. 1966): 291-324. (K/917.8/P779/Pam.v.1/no. 24).

__________. "Pony Express." In The Reader's Encyclopedia of the American West, 949.  New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1977. (917.8/L161/p. 949).

__________. "Wells Fargo's Pony Expresses." Journal of the West 11 (July 1972): 405-436. (GL 917.805/J826/V. 11/no. 3).

James, Thomas L. 'Development of the Overland Mail Service." Cosmopolitan 20 (Nov. 1895-Apr. 1896): 610-611. (051/C82/V. 20).

Jensen, Lee. The Pony Express. New York, NY: Grosset and Dunlap, 1955. (K/917.8/P779j).

Jones, Julia. "The Pony Express in American History." Frontier Times 19 (Sept. 1942): 421-422. (976.405/F92/V. 19/no. 12).

Jones, Newell. "Former Indian Fighter Hero of San Diego-Texas Stage Line." Winners of the West 14 (June 1937): 1 and 7. (Reel: LM 110).

__________. "W.A.A. Wallace Former Indian Fighter Hero of San Diego-Texas Stage Line." Winners of the West 14 (June 1937): 1 and 7. (Reel: LM 110).

Kansas City Star. "The Pony Express." Missouri Historical Review 29 (July 1935): 301. (977.806/M69r/V. 29/no. 4).

Kansas Department of Economic Development. "Pony Express Station." Kansas! (1973): 17. (SP 338/K13t/1973/no. 2).

Kansas State Chamber of Commerce. "'The Mail Goes Thru'-The Pony Express." Kansas Year Book, 1937-1938. Topeka, KS: Capper Printing Co., 1938. (K/917.81/K13cf/p. 31).

Kansas State Historical Society. Hollenberg Pony Express Station Near Hanover, Washington County, Kansas. Topeka, KS: State Printer, 1970. (SP 906/K13/Pam.v.1/no. 1).

__________. Pony Express Clippings. (3 vols.). Topeka, KS: Author, 1923-88. (K/917.8/P779/Clipp.).

__________. "The Pony Express." Kansas Portraits. Topeka, KS: Author, n.d. (SP/906/K13kp/p. 139).

Kansas State Legislature. "Historic Pony Express Station Located in Washington County, Senate Bill No. 358." In State of Kansas Session Laws, 1941, 104-105.  Topeka, KS: State Printer, 1941. (SP/345.1/K13/pp. 104-105).

Kansas University. "The Pony Comes Through: The Short-lived Saga of the Pony Express." In On Kansas Trails, 71-74. Lawrence, KS: Author, 1986. (SP/378/Z/C767ok/pp. 71-74).

Keir, Malcolm. "The Pony Express." The March of Commerce. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1927. (973/P14/v.4/pp. 163-164).

Kennon, Leslie G. "Pony Express." True West 6 (Dec. 1958): 26-28. (917.8/T766/V. 6/no. 2).

Laut, Agnes C. "The Pony Mail Express." In The Overland Trail, 57-62.  New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1929. (917.8/L373o/pp. 57-62).

Loomis, Noel M. "1860: The Pony Express." In Wells Fargo, 146-152.  New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 1968. (385.23/L873/pp. 146-152).

Long, Margaret. "The St. Joseph Branch." In The Oregon Trail, 35-49.  Denver, CO: W.H. Kistler Stationery Co., 1954. (917.8/L852o/pp. 35-49).

Loving, Mabel. The Pony Express Rides On! St. Joseph, MO: Robidoux Printing Co., 1961. (K917.8/P779L).

Lummis, Charles L. "Overland Stages and the Pony Express." Historical Society of Northwestern Ohio Quarterly Bulletin 6 (Apr. 1934): 17-19. (977.106/N81/V. 6/no. 2).

__________. "Pioneer Transportation in America." McClure's Magazine 26 (Nov. 1905): 81-94. (051/M13/V. 26/no. 1).

Mabey, Charles R. "The Pony Express." Utah Historical Quarterly 22 (Jan. 1954): 1-14. (979.206/Ut1/V. 22/no. 1).

Mack, Effie M. Nevada: A History of the State. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1936. (979.3/M19/pp. 343-348).

Majors, Alexander. "The Pony Express and Its Brave Riders." In Seventy Years on the Frontier, 182-193.  New York, NY: Rand, McNally and Co., 1893. (917.8/M28/pp. 182-193).

Matter, Daryl E. and Roxana M. Matter. "Pony Express Centennial Medal: Collectible Memento of the Old West." Kanhistique 9 (Aug. 1983): 4. (Oversize/K/978.105/K13/V. 9/no. 4).

Mattes, Merrill J. and Paul Henderson. "The Pony Express: Across Nebraska From St. Joseph to Fort Laramie." Nebraska History 41 (June 1960): 83-122. (978.206/N27/V. 41/no. 2).

__________. The Pony Express From St. Joseph to Ft. Laramie. St. Louis, MO: Patrice Press, 1989. (K917.8/P779/Pam.v.1/no. 28).

Mays, Carelton. "Tragedy of the Pony Express." Real West 3 (Nov. 1960): 8-12. (051/R229/V. 3/no. 14).

McLoughlin, Denis. "Pony Express." In Wild and Woolly: An Encyclopedia of the Old West, 416-417.  New York, NY: Doubleday and Co., 1975. (917.8/M226/pp. 416-417).

McVeigh, Blake. "The Pony Express Comes to the Screen." Santa Fe Magazine 20 (Dec. 1925): 67-68. (K/385/At2/V. 20/no. 1).

__________. "The Pony Express Comes to the Screen." Union Pacific Magazine 4 (Nov. 1925): 15-16. (K/385/Un3/V. 4/no. 11).

Mechem, Kirke. "The Pony Express Rides Again." Kansas Historical Quarterly 25 (Winter 1959): 369-385. (SP/906/K13q/V. 25/no. 4).

Miller, A.B. "Pony Express: How the Mails Were Carried Across the Continent Over Twenty Years Ago." Topeka Daily Commonwealth. Nov. 15, 1883. [1 p.]. (Reel: T 1061).

Monaghan, Jay. "The Pony Express." In The Overland Trial, 361-373. Indianapolis, IN: Bobb-sMerrill Co., 1947. (978/M741/pp. 361-373).

Moody, Ralph. "The Pony Express." In The Old Trails West, 294-300.  New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1963. (917.8/M775/pp. 294-300).

Morehead, Charles R. "The Pony Express." Journal of American History 11 (1917): 642-644. (973.05/J82/V. 11/no. 4).

Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America. "The Mail's Got to Go Through!" Between the Lines 7 (Apr. 1957): 14-18. (553.28/B466/V. 7/no. 4).

Nevin, David. "The Fabled Pony Express." In The Expressmen, 88-121.  New York, NY: Time-Life Books, 1974. (917.8/T482/N417e/pp. 88-121).

"The Overland Pony Express." Harper's Weekly 11 (Nov. 2, 1867): 693-694. (051/H23w/v. 11).

Pack, Mary. "The Romance of the Pony Express." Union Pacific Magazine (Aug. 1923): 6-9 and 28-29. (K/385/Un3/V. 2/no. 8).

Parrish, Randall. "The Pony Express." In The Great Plains, 215-224.  Chicago, IL: A.G. McClurg and Co., 1907. (917.3/P24/pp. 215-224).

Paxson, Frederic L. History of the American Frontier. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1924. (973/P 28/pp. 465-466).

__________. The Last American Frontier. New York, NY: Macmillan Co., 1911. (GL 917.8/P28/pp. 182-185).

Paxton, W.M. Annals of Platte County, Missouri. Kansas City, MO: Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Co., 1897. (977.81/-P69/P28/p. 294).

Peattie, Donald C. "There Goes the Pony Express!" Reader's Digest 76 (Apr. 1960): 240-246. (051/R227/V. 76/no. 456).

"The Pony Express." Harper's Weekly 56 (July 6, 1912): 21. (051/H23w/v. 56/pt. 2).

"The Pony Express." Reveille 3 (June 15, 1895): 11. (K/178.6/K24/v. 3/no. 10).

Pony Express Association. The Pony Express (44 vols.). Sonora, CA: Author, 1959-78. (K/917.8/P779c).

Pony Express Centennial. The Pony Express Story. Marysville, KS: Author, 1960. (K/917.8/Pam.v.1/no. 26).

Pony Express Historical Association. News, 1968-71. St. Joseph, MO: Author, 1968-71. (Vertical Oversize/K917.8/P779n).

Pony Express History and Art Gallery. Review of History of the Pony Express. San Rafael, CA: Author, 1960. (K/917.8/P779/Pam.v.1/no. 12).

"Pony Express Memorialized at St. Joseph." Missouri Historical Review 34 (July 1940): 537. (977.806/M69r/V. 34/no. 4).

"Pony Express Rides Again." Service (Dec. 1959): 6-7. (K/621.3/K13s/V. 16/no. 12).

"Preparations Necessary for Pony Express Run, June 5, 1971." Burr Oak Herald. Apr. 22, 1971. [1 p.]. (Reel: B 547).

Priest, Joel, Jr. "A Museum of the Pony Express." Union Pacific Magazine (June 1931): 14-15 (K/385/Un3/V. 10/no. 6).

Purcell, J.M. "Pony Express Prelude." Santa Fe Magazine 40 (Jan. 1946): 35-36. (K/385/At2/V. 40/no. 1).

"Re-Enacting the Pony Express." Union Pacific Magazine (Aug. 1923): 30. (K/385/Un3/v. 2/no. 8).

Reeves, Robert N. "Famous Pony Express Riders." Overland Monthly 68 (Dec. 1916): 525-527. (051/Ov2/v. 68/no. 6).

Reinfeld, Fred. Pony Express. New York, NY: Collier Books, 1966. (K/917.8/P779/R275).

"A Reminder of the Days of the Pony Express." Literary Digest 77 (Apr. 14, 1923): 60-62. (051/L72/v. 77/no 2).

"Revive Memories of Pony Express Riders." Progress in Kansas 4 (May 1938): 11-12. (K/381/K13p/V. 4/no. 6).

Reynolds, Don L. "Anniversary Re-Run of the Pony Express." Museum Graphic 12 (Summer 1960): 15-23. (507/Sa23m/V. 12/no. 3).

Richardson, Rupert N. and Carl C. Rister. "The Pony Express." In The Greater Southwest, 239-242.  Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1934. (978/R395/pp. 239-242).

Richman, Irving B. "Stage Coach and Pony Express." In Ioway to Iowa, 380-382.  Iowa City, IA: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1931. (977.706/-Io9/R412/pp. 380-382).

Riegel, Robert E. and Robert G. Athearn. America Moves West. New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. (978/R443/pp. 416-418).

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Personal Papers


A drawing on a postcard of the Pony Express Station in  Marysville, KansasBurton, James R. "Biographical Notes." [1 p.]. May 26, 1938. (Location: Miscellaneous Burton Collection).

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Masters, Joseph G. "Pony Express Notes, 1927-37." Masters Papers. (Reel: MS 1226).

Miller-Strauss, Florence. "The Reminiscences of Mrs. A.J. Travelute." [pp. 5-6]. (Location: Collection No. 710, box 1, folder 1).



A drawing showing a Pony Express station and ridersBishop, L.C. and Paul Henderson. Route of the Pony Express. Cheyenne, WY: Author, 1960. (P.5/F.1).

Godsey, A.C. Plat of Proposed State Park and Pony Express Station in Washington County. N.p.: Washington County Engineer Office, 1941. (P.13/F.2).

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Mitchell, Stewart. Map of the Pony Express From Sacramento to Carson Valley. N.p.: 1960. (P.5/F.1).

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Snell, Joseph W. Set of Four Tracings of Pony Express Route Through Kansas Showing Stations. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society, 1959. (Map Drawer 14).

Werner, Morris W. Pioneer Trails of North East Kansas. Manhattan, KS: 1973. (R/G4131/.P25/S1/1973/.W4).