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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