This week we look at the woefully brief history of the Pony Express (1860-61), America’s wild and woolly rapid postal system.
Show notes and links:
- Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes. “Remember, remember the 5th of November…”
- Mayflower Compact
- Henry Morton Stanley , African explorer.
- Armistice of 11 November 1918, ending the 1st World War.
- Howard Carter , discoverer of King Tutankhamen’s tomb.
- Laika, the first animal in space.
- Space Doggity (jonathancoulton.com).
- Space Shuttle Columbia
- Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (TV Series 2012– ) (imdb.com).
- Fleming (TV Mini-Series 2014) (imdb.com).
- Amazon.com: Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. Neil Howe, William Strauss
- Pony Express
- William Hepburn Russell
- Johnny Fry, the first official Westbound rider of the Pony Express.
- Pony Express Mochila
- Coffee With Jeff (episodes 60-62 re. Ed Wood)
- History Files on Twitter
- CSICONauts Chat
- Goodreads History Files group. (goodreads.com).
- Audible.com, the best place on the Internet for audiobooks. Listeners of The History Files can get a free audiobook download and 30 day free trial! Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.