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Stagecoaches and the Pony Express

by Isaacs, Sally Senzell, 1950-

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 388.341 I
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Summary
Learn how between 1820 and 1900 transportation developed from boats, horses, and wagons to stagecoaches, railroads, and cars. Follow the journey of stagecoach passengers between towns in the East, and the movement of goods by land and sea between the East and West Coasts. Find out how the Pony Express and telegraph services started and why they soon died out. This book describes in detail the lives of ordinary people who drove and traveled in stagecoaches and who helped move mail, newspapers, gold, money, and goods all over the nation. Each book in the series uses reconstruction illustrations and photographs along with clear text and fact boxes to bring the story of our nation to life.
Contents
By rivers and roads
Moving farther West
The Santa Fe trail
Gold rush and growth
Progress on wheels
Overland Mail Company
The Pony Express
To the Pacific Coast
The telegraph
Connecting the country
Modern transportation
Historical map of the United States
Glossary
Timeline and further reading.

Additional Information
Series American adventure series.
Subjects Overland Mail Company -- Juvenile literature.
Overland Mail Company.
Transportation -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Stagecoaches -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Pony express -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Postal service -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Transportation -- History -- 19th century.
Stagecoach lines -- History.
Pony express.
Postal service -- History.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Publisher Chicago, Ill. :Heinemann Library,2004
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm.
ISBN 1403425086 (Library binding)
1403447934 (Pbk.)
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