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The Pony Express was a fast mail service crossing the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the High Sierra from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, from April 3, 1860 to October 1861. It became the west's most direct means of east-west communication before the telegraph and was vital for tying California closely with the Union just before the American Civil War.   The Pony Express was a mail delivery system of the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company of 1849 which in 1850…

The Pony Express was a fast mail service crossing the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the High Sierra from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, from April 3, 1860 to October 1861. It became the west's most direct means of east-west communication before the telegraph and was vital for tying California closely with the Union just before the American Civil War. The Pony Express was a mail delivery system of the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company of 1849 which in 1850…

William H Russell, Alexander Majors and William B Waddell were partners. In 1849 they had a freighting business called Leavenworth & Pikes Peak Express Company. In 1850, the name changed to Central Overland and Pikes Peak Express Company. They held government contracts for moving army supplies to the Western frontier.   They had the idea of using mounted riders so they could speed delivery of the mail from St Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in 10 days.

William H Russell, Alexander Majors and William B Waddell were partners. In 1849 they had a freighting business called Leavenworth & Pikes Peak Express Company. In 1850, the name changed to Central Overland and Pikes Peak Express Company. They held government contracts for moving army supplies to the Western frontier. They had the idea of using mounted riders so they could speed delivery of the mail from St Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in 10 days.

Alan Edwards - American stage and screen actor. He entered films with the Edison Company in 1912. Married to actress Nita Pike.

Alan Edwards - American stage and screen actor. He entered films with the Edison Company in 1912. Married to actress Nita Pike.

Charlotte Mignon “Lotta” Crabtree   (1847-1924)  actress  whose early days as an entertainer during the California Gold Rush led to her immense popularity as the darling of the American stage and in England.

Charlotte Mignon “Lotta” Crabtree (1847-1924) actress whose early days as an entertainer during the California Gold Rush led to her immense popularity as the darling of the American stage and in England.

1912, Pike in Long Beach, CA. For information about copyright and ordering images from the LBPL Digital Archive, see http://www.lbpl.org/history.

1912, Pike in Long Beach, CA. For information about copyright and ordering images from the LBPL Digital Archive, see http://www.lbpl.org/history.

Pike, Long Beach, 1949. A beauty pageant contestant wears a two-piece swimsuit and with a large pageant ribbon rosette pinned to the top. She poses in front of an elevated stage at the Pike. Directors' style outdoor chairs are set up on the stage above and behind her. For information about copyright and ordering images from the LBPL Digital Archive, see http://www.lbpl.org/history.

Pike, Long Beach, 1949. A beauty pageant contestant wears a two-piece swimsuit and with a large pageant ribbon rosette pinned to the top. She poses in front of an elevated stage at the Pike. Directors' style outdoor chairs are set up on the stage above and behind her. For information about copyright and ordering images from the LBPL Digital Archive, see http://www.lbpl.org/history.

Off the Grid at Fort Mason:  Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party.

Off the Grid at Fort Mason: Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party.

How I love to watch and listen to Gene Hackman at work.  In film after film his presence fills the screen with clarity, intensity, humor, and impeccable rhythm.  Cisco Pike, Unforgiven, The Quick and the Dead, Hoosiers, The Conversation, Class Action, Crimson Tide, Narrow Margin, Enemy of the State, Runaway Jury, Absolute Power, Young Frankenstein, Bonnie and Clyde, French Connection, Superman,  The Royal Tenenbaums, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

How I love to watch and listen to Gene Hackman at work. In film after film his presence fills the screen with clarity, intensity, humor, and impeccable rhythm. Cisco Pike, Unforgiven, The Quick and the Dead, Hoosiers, The Conversation, Class Action, Crimson Tide, Narrow Margin, Enemy of the State, Runaway Jury, Absolute Power, Young Frankenstein, Bonnie and Clyde, French Connection, Superman, The Royal Tenenbaums, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

Times photographer Mark Boster took this photo of Pike Place Market's main arcade, which lighted and styled with a theatrical touch, but the food holds center stage

Times photographer Mark Boster took this photo of Pike Place Market's main arcade, which lighted and styled with a theatrical touch, but the food holds center stage

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