Running time: 3 hrs
Rated G




Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach along a southern route through Texas. Some Californians feared their state would not remain in the Union, separated so far from the free states. Then businessman William Russell invested in a way to deliver mail between San Francisco and the farthest western railroad, in Saint Joseph, Missouri—across two thousand miles of mountains, deserts, and plains—guaranteed in ten days or less. Russell hired eighty of the best and bravest riders, bought four hundred of the fastest and hardiest horses, and built relay stations along a central route–through modern-day Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada, to California. Informed by his intimate knowledge of horses and Western geography, Ralph Moody’s exciting account of the eighteen critical months that the Pony Express operated between April 1860 and October 1861 pays tribute to the true grit and determination of the riders and horses of the Pony Express.

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CD ISBN: 978-1-61453-053-4

MP3-CD ISBN: 978-1-61453-054-1
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Running Time: Approx. 3 Hrs.
Read by Cameron Beierle
Rated G, 3 CDs

Cameron Beierle

Cameron Beirele has a career in media spanning more than 30-years, including international broadcasting.  Heard on the east and west coasts of the United States and Canada, he is best known for his multi-voiced characterizations in fantasy and science fiction novels. His Books in Motion performance of the Ralph Moody autobiography series “Little Britches” won the prestigious Excellence in Media SIlver Angel Award. Cameron Beierle Audiobooks


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