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Authors: Johnson & Ward
Includes topographic features. Indicates locations of forts and missions. Identifies Santa Fe Trail as Santa Fe Road. Shows Pony Express Route. Indicates Native American inhabitation. Includes illustrations: Spearing Fish, Santa Fe from the Great Missouri Trail, and Fire on the Prairie. Removed from unknown source with page numbers 59 and 60.Verso: Historical and Statistical View of the United States, 1860 (text) with page numbers 72 and 71. Shows Proposed Route of Pacific Railroad. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.
Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Forts; Maps; Missions; Native Americans; Pony express; Railroads
Letter, Theodore Hyatt to Mrs. S. C. [Lucy] Pomeroy
Authors: Hyatt, Theodore
Date: April 12, 1860
Theodore Hyatt of New York wrote this letter to Lucy Pomeroy, the wife of S. C. Pomeroy, concerning business affairs and life in Atchison, Kansas Territory. He expressed his hope that the railroad troubles had been resolved, and thanked Mrs. Pomeroy for inviting Theodore Hyatt, Jr. to come visit the Pomeroy family in Kansas. The letter concluded with a brief mention of his brother, Thaddeus Hyatt, who was still imprisoned in Washington Jail. According to Theodore, Thaddeus "appears to enjoy his condition exceedingly" and is feeling better every day.
Keywords: Atchison, Kansas Territory; Hyatt, Thaddeus; Hyatt, Theodore; Pomeroy, Lucy Gaylord; Pony express; Railroads; Russell, Majors, and Waddell; St. Joseph, Missouri
Photograph, William H. Russell
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: c. 1860
Portrait of William H. Russell, proslavery man and businessman. In the winter of 1858-59 Russell, Alexander Majors, and William Waddell, in connection with John Jones founded the Leavenworth and Pike's Peak Express Company, a freight and stage company. It ran from Leavenworth to Denver, CO. The company operated until February, 1860, when it became Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company. In 1860, Russell along with his partners Majors and Waddell, created the first Pony Express. It covered 2,000 miles connecting St. Joseph, MO, with the state of California.
Keywords: Card photographs; Photographs and Illustrations; Pony express; Russell, Majors, and Waddell; Russell, William H (of Russell, Majors and Waddell); Willis Photography