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21st-Century Pony Express

Rain lets up briefly at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. Shown left to right are Dave Lee, Phil Chevalier and Greg North. (PHOTO BY PHIL CHEVALIER)

Scott A. Williams
February 2, 2010

Wanted: YOUNG, SKINNY, WIRY FELLOWS, not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, and willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Wages $25 a week. Advertisement for Pony Express riders, 1860 On April 3, 1860, a fledgling fast delivery service—The Pony Express—opened for business. Its goal was to... Read more »

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