An old Missouri Grist Mill
Sorry I am late, but we are preparing to move. My Tomato farm has grown and just barely fits in the shower. HA!
You know me, love cowboys. St. Joseph, MO is the home of the Pony Express. We loved the museum and also visiting the home where Jesse James was killed. I mentioned once or twice Dad the oldest son was named after Frank James. His brother next in line was named after Jesse. Grandpa liked the James brothers. It is hard to believe my dad was born 1903 13 years before Frank James died in 1915.
I mentioned Glenda being with Sherry while I was in Kansas city. While there I met a very interesting man who had known Harry Truman personally for over 30 years. He had served as Harry’s closest secret service agent. He said of the three presidents I guarded, Harry was the most honest. He was the same in private as public. I always admired Harry Truman.
I was surprised that the Pony Express went bankrupt. It was too expensive to deliver mail. The trip was 2000 miles with a relay station about every 15 miles or less. I had never thought of the supplies that had to be delivered to every relay station along the way besides keeping the horses healthy. The trip took from 12 to 18 days to get the mail across the country.
The Telegraph came along and the pony boys were no longer needed.
I have always loved the story of the Pony Express.
'Pate House' the above vehicles were there.