Jim DeFelice on 'The Brief Legendary Ride of the Pony Express'

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at 10:00 AM
The fabled Pony Express only lasted 18 months. (Photo: The Overland Stage to California)

Launched in 1859, on the eve of the Civil War, the Pony Express could deliver a cross-country letter in 10 days flat and was the first mail service to connect the two coasts. Author Jim DeFelice joins us to discuss his book, "West Like Lightning," a detailed account of the revolutionary service. What do you want to know about the Pony Express?

Guests:
Jim DeFelice, screenwriter and video game developer; author, "West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express"

Mentioned on Air:
National Park Service information on the Pony Express

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