Pony Express Historian Joe Nardone’s Gifts from the Trail

By M. Patricia Morris

EDITOR’S NOTE

M. Patricia Morris is the Bulletin’s long-time copy editor and a frequent contributor. She has specialized in interviewing and writing profiles of staff, board members, and donors to the Library’s collections. To date, she has written twenty-two articles of which eleven were profiles.

INTRODUCTION

One hundred fifty-eight years ago, on April 3, 1860 at 7:15 P.M., the first Pony Express rider mounted his horse and set…