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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Off Like the Wind! The First Ride of the Pony Express

In 1860, the first Pony Express rider set out on a trail from Missouri to California. With him, he carried a special delivery—the first mail ever carried by hand to the West. Over the next eleven days, he and many other riders would endure harsh weather, dangerous animals, and more. But nothing would diminish their unflagging determination and courage.

Michael P. Spradlin
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