Image from page 590 of "Baltimore and Ohio employees magazine" (1912)
Subjects: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Publisher: [Baltimore, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad]
Contributing Library: University of Maryland, College Park
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lve days, and when the trailwas in fairly good condition, in nine and THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO EMPLOYES MAGAZINE 37 a half clays. The fastest time ever madewas in December, I860, when PresidentBuchanans last message to Congressreached Sacramento in eight and a halfdays from Washington. The news of theattack on Fort Sumter came through ineight clays and fourteen hours, and fromthat time on the California business menand public officers paid a bonus to thePony Express Company to be distributedamong the riders for carrying war news asfast as possible. some of whom are living, and some be-neath the dust of the trail: Henry Wal-lace, John Roff, W. A. Oates, I. G. Kelley,T. R. Miller, Frank Low, Erastus Eagan,James White, John Fisher, Sam Gilson,Wm. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), Dan West-cott, Bob Ellison, Peter Vincent, RobertHaslam (Pony Bob). The original incorporators of the PonyExpress were laughed at whenever theirbusiness was mentioned, and among thosewho lacked faith in the enterprise it is
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By courtesy of the owner of the painting. Edward Hungerford The Pony Express Company received$300 extra for its riders for bringing abundle of Chicago papers containing thenews of the battle of Antietam a day ear-lier than usual to Sacramento in 1801. Agood watch was given to the rider in themountain (California Division of thePony Express Line) who made the besttime in carrying Lincolns inauguralspeech over his stretch. The charge fortransporting messages and papers fromSt. Jo to Sacramento were $500 an ounce.Not more than ten pounds were carriedby a rider. 1 can give but a partial listof pony riders, it being impossible at thisdate to remember all those true men, said was C. P. Huntington, later presidentof the Southern Pacific. A writer whohad much to do with the establishmentand management of the Pony Expressline, stated that he, Mr. Huntington,called me into his hardware store atSacramento in the spring of 1859, andasked me how I had lost my wits, andadded that it was constructiv
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