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Author Corbett, Christopher.

Title Orphans preferred : the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express / Christopher Corbett.

Imprint New York : Broadway Books, 2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  383.14309 C81o 2003    ---  Available
 PHS Non-Fiction  383.143 Corbett    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  978.02 Cor    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-263).
Contents How the story goes, or what do we know? -- In the days of the pony -- "Capital fellows" - Russell, Majors & Waddell -- "A wild, uninhabited expanse" -- "The greatest enterprise of modern times!!" -- Pyramid Lake -- "Orphans preferred" and "The worst imps of satan" -- Captain Sir Richard Burton -- The telegraph : "Our little friend the pony is to run no more" -- After the pony -- Mark Twain ... "To the territory ahead" -- Billy Cody's big adventure -- Buffalo Bill's wild west : "Wholly free from sham and insincerity" -- The colonel and his thrilling and truthful history -- Pony Bob Haslam : a true rider of the purple sage -- "Memory at the best is treacherous" : the story of the story of the pony express and how it grew -- The borderland of fable -- Broncho Charlie Miller, "the last of the pony express riders" -- The girl who remembered Johnny Frey.
Study Program AR UG RL 8.8 PTS 17 78327.
Subject Pony express.
ISBN 0767906926

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