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Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
July 18, 2013 M. Timothy Nolting   

Photo: Mark Twain meeting Jack Slade at Julesburg Station: Illustration from Twain’s book “Roughing It” and the first Pony Express postmark.

When the Pony Express made its first run on April 3, 1860 it followed the route of the old Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company. This stage and freight line was owned and operated by the communication and transportation experts of the day, Majors, Russell and Waddell. In addition to the fledgling Pony Express, these three enterprising men had three hundred freight teams hauling supplies to all major shipping points throughou...

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