A quick mid-week post to tell you the Pony Express Re-Ride begins today! The 1,966-mile journey starts in Sacramento, California at 3:00pm and will end in St. Jospeh, Missouri on 30 June at 8:30pm.
The Pony Express
Ride On, Will Cody! has started its journey as a real, live book. As I’ve shared the topic of my latest story with readers young and old, I’ve been met with enthusiasm for all things Pony Express. Here are some resources that might be of interest to the readers in your life.
articles and events
Death-Defying Riders of the Pony Express :: True West Magazine
10 Things You May Not Know About the Pony Express :: History.com
Follow the Ride from California to Missouri! :: National Pony Express Association
“Ride” along via GPS!
picture books about the Pony Express
Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph, MO
Museums along the trail, from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA
A list of monuments and museums, compiled by the National Pony Express Association
William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)
Likewise, readers have expressed interest in America’s greatest showman, Buffalo Bill. Here are some places you can learn more:
Candace Fleming Tames the Wild West :: Bookology
Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Buffalo Bill :: Yellowstone Country
Buffalo Bill Cultural Center in Oakley, KS
Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY
Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave in Golden, CO
children’s books about Buffalo Bill
Please let me know if you come across anything to add to this list!
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Albuquerque friends, I’d love to see you Saturday, October 14, for my Ride On, Will Cody! launch party. Come learn about the Pony Express and Buffalo Bill, play some games, hear the story, and munch on a horse cookie or two.
If you can’t attend but would like a signed book, you can order through Bookworks.
I hope to see you there!
— Joe Lillington (@LillingtonJoe) October 6, 2017