Near midnight on April 14, 1860, the first mail bag was delivered by the Pony Express to San Francisco from Missouri after ten days gallop. The rider and his pony are chased by Gavin and Wyatt away from the express post as John and his playlist gather in the studio for broadcast. Even if you are not a pony rider, you can join the Pony Express celebration by being a radio listener to Crosscurrents, 4/14 at 8 a.m.
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