The Pony Express – and WWII

  April 3, 1942, was a day that actually impacted my family—at least indirectly. This was the day the Japanese began their all-out assault on U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan, not far from where my father was stationed in the Philippines on the island of Corregidor. Most people recall the Japanese bombing at PearlContinue reading “The Pony Express – and WWII”

The Pony Express – and One Noisy Day

On April 3, 1860, a wiry fellow working for Russell, Majors, and Waddell, jumped on a horse in St. Joseph Missouri and with a whoop and a holler carried a mail pouch east. Cheers erupted from a crowd of spectators. Ten days later that mail reached San Francisco, and thus the Pony Express rode intoContinue reading “The Pony Express – and One Noisy Day”

The Pony Express – and Coffee

The first run of the Pony Express took place on April 3, 1860. So in celebration of the release of The Pony Express Romance Collection, the nine authors are having a bit of fun with “On This Date In History. . .” blog posts. On April 3, 1829, James Carrington obtained a patent for aContinue reading “The Pony Express – and Coffee”

The Pony Express – and Norman Rockwell

April 3, 1993:  Norman Rockwell Museum opens at its new site in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Art has been a part of civilization for thousands of years if cave drawings are any indication. And, like other cultural elements such as music and dance, art has developed over the centuries. One of the favorite American artists was NormanContinue reading “The Pony Express – and Norman Rockwell”

The Pony Express – and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To celebrate the release of The Pony Express Romance Collection, we’re highlighting the date the first Pony Express run began –April 3rd – and looking at other dates in history to see what happened. On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his last speech. In that speech, he asked if God grantedContinue reading “The Pony Express – and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

The Pony Express … and TV Guide

To celebrate the release of The Pony Express Romance Collection, we’re highlighting the date the first Pony Express run began — April 3rd — and looking at other dates in history to see what happened. On April 3rd, 1953, the “TV Guide” was first published. During the 1940s, TV Guide magazine was comprised of threeContinue reading “The Pony Express … and TV Guide”