Pony Express Collectibles

  • The Pony Express operated for only the 19 months between April 1860 and October 1861, but its story remains an important part of Western lore. And as we saw in our previous 2 shows on Oregon Trail collectibles, we'll find that there are quite a number of interesting antiques associated with the Pony Express. There are the Pony Express Bibles, postmarked letters, broadsides announcing the service, mochilas, commemorative stamps, the small saddles, and then there are the Depression era WPA murals that were done in post offices along the route (which followed the Oregon Trail to Fort Bridger, then the Mormon Trail to Salt Lake, then across Nevada and over the Sierra Nevadas to Sacramento). Hope you can tune in this coming Sunday evening, April 24, 2017, for this week's program on Pony Express Collectibles. We'll be on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary