The Pony Express operated from April 1860 to November 1861.







Brass belt buckle of the style used by the Union Army during the Civil War. Found in situ (as found in the soil).







Photograph of the buckle on the day of its discovery, 21 June 1991.







Buckle displayed in the current museum in St. Joseph, MO.







Amber ink bottle.







Ceramic arm to a small doll.







Frozen Charlotte doll.







Horseshoe.







Malt whiskey bottle.







Closeup of the malt whiskey bottle from Rochester, NY.







Square nail.







Square nail.







Sketch published in 1860s of the Pony Express stables.







St. Joseph was the beginning of the Pony Express route that stretched westward to California.