Many people faced danger and worked hard to make the rugged and open land of the American frontier their home. Some wound up making history, too. When young Bill Cody learns that an outfit called the Pony Express is hiring riders to deliver mail - along a 2000 mile route west from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California - he quickly applies for the job. The problem? Bill is only fourteen! Neither Captain Slade, an Express station manager, nor an ornery stock tender named Ed thinks bill has the grit to do the job. But Bill is determined to prove them wrong...even if it kills him. This fact-based novel brings to life an exciting chapter in the story of Buffalo Bill Cody, a colorful legend of the American frontier.
Used availability for Debbie Dadey's Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
October 1994 : USA Hardback
October 1994 : USA Paperback