155th Anniversary of the Pony Express!

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 2.11.23 PMMost of us have a concept of the pony express: deliver letters on horseback…fast. But how much do you know?

The pony express ended in California…did they start in

1) New York

2) Missouri

3) Texas

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 2.09.18 PMHow far they travel in 24 hours?

1) 100 miles

2) 250 miles

3) 500 miles

How long did the service last?

1) 7 months

2) 19 months

3) 22 months

My horse was disappointed in my score...maybe I should try again!

My horse was disappointed in my score…maybe I should try again!

Wanna have a little fun with the Pony Express today? My kids showed me that if you go to the Google home page you can play a game!

I was terrible on my first try, can you make your horse happier than mine was?

 

The answers to the above questions, as found on Pony Express.org:

2) Missouri

2) 250 miles

2) 19 months

4 Comments

  1. Kristen on April 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    That is too neat! I played it and scored 37 the first time. The Pony Express horse gave me the same look as my real horse…. With practice I got a 63! Then it applauded me! I wish my real horse would applaud me 🙁 Instead, with practice I still get that same disgruntled look from my real horse, haha.

  2. Bobbi on April 17, 2015 at 10:51 am

    My sister alerted me of this game. I only made it to the first station with 4 letters. It took me half way there to figure out what was expected of me!! LOL Let’s just say, I am too old to be a “gamer”. It didn’t even bring back good memories of riding my pinto pony, Andy, bareback/bridleless through the yard! I did enjoy the story behind the doodle!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. vrein11 on April 14, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Seriously?? It only lasted for 19 MONTHS??!!! That is actually kind of amazing that we still think about it .

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