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Over the Hump with Boston

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 11



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 11, Num 8, April 1984; Cricket Magazine Vol 11, Num 9, May 1984

Story Summary

A well told fictionalized account of Warren "Boston" Upson, the twenty-year-old youth who was the first to carry the mail over the Sierra Nevadas for the Pony Express. The story is all the more exciting because he did it during a snow squall that even stopped the mule train sent to clear the trail.