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    BROADSIDE ANNOUNCING THE FIRST "ARRIVAL OF PONY EXPRESS", SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, EVENING BULLETIN 1860

    Documents one of the most important moments in western history when announced in San Francisco, Thursday, April 13, 1860. Arrival of the Pony Express. "13 days later from New York". "The great Overland Pony express, via Salt Lake, arrived this afternoon, at half-past three o'clock, at Carson City, in Western Utah". (Nevada).

    "The following summary comprises all news of importance after the departure of the Butterfield Overland Mail, which took out exclusive telegraphic dates March 20th, and is made up expressly for the Central Overland Pony Express which will leave St. Joseph's on the 3rd of April, at 5 o'clock P.M".

    The first westbound Pony left St. Joseph, Missouri at 6:30 P. M. on April 3rd, 1860. It arrived at Salt Lake on April 9th, 6:30 P. M., Carson City April 12th, 3:30 P. M., Placerville April 13th, 1:55 P. M., Sacramento April 13th, 5:25 P M., thence by boat to San Francisco, arriving there on April 14th, 12:38 A. M. Elapsed time was 10.5 days.

    This newspaper broadside "extra" announcing the arrival of the Pony Express in the Territory of Utah is the first news of the Pony Express from St. Joseph, Mo. to San Francisco, Ca. on the Western Front. 12.5"x 14.75". This is a very rare broadside and the greatest Pony Express that exists.

    Condition: It has moderate off-setting and mild browning, repaired tear, otherwise in fine condition.

    Provenance: The Henry H. Clifford Collection, Oct. 25, 1994. Dorothy Sloan-Rare Books




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