Other Riders not listed on the Pony Express Site That Rode.. One Being My GGGrndfather Loamma Worley From Grant City Mo which N of St Joseph.My Guess is that He…
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Each Rider of the Pony Express had to take an oath in order to deliver mail for the Express. This was probably important seeing that the Pony Express delivered some very important messages, including Lincoln's inaugural address. These riders took their jobs very seriously, so serious that their fastest delivery made was in under eight hours from Nebraska to California.
Pony Express Rider, 1861
This picture you see here is a picture of one of the Pony Express riders. They were usually 18 years of age and were deemed expert riders. Usually, about eighty riders were used at once with the Pony Express. Riders were paid any where from $100 a month to $125 a month. They were given the best horses for prairie riding and the sturdiest animals for crossing mountains. Without these riders, the Pony Express would have never been able to accomplish a ten day delivery.
The History of the Railroad: From Trackways to the Hyperloop Trains
The train was also another downfall for the Pony Express, seeing as in the train could transport heavy packages with ease without stopping making it more practical and safer to travel with goods. The first steam engine train made its first nine mile trip on February 22, 1804 carrying an amazing ten tons of iron, seventy men, and nine extra carts.
Route Superintendents were men that were perfectly familiar with the portion of the route under their jurisdiction. Benjamin Ficklin was in overall charge of route preparations. There were five Division Superintendents working under him. These superintendents hired crews to build relay stations and fix up old ones used by the stage line. The superintendents also are the ones that hired the would be Pony Express riders.