TITLE

An Idea Becomes a Reality

AUTHOR(S)
Riddle, John
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Pony Express;2003, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
During the first half of the 19th century, wagon trains began taking people along the Santa Fe Trail and Oregon Trail into the newly acquired territories of Louisiana, Oregon and California. After gold was discovered in California in 1848, the number of people heading out West greatly increased. During that same year, the Post Office Department awarded a contract to the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. to carry mail to California. Mail was taken by ship from New York to Panama, then moved across Panama by rail and then to San Francisco by ship. INSETS: Gold Rush Mail Delivery;Russell, Majors, and Waddell.
ACCESSION #
10434516

 

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