Colton is shot by his dad accidentally, and his dad runs off.
Colton is hired for the Pony Express.
Colton's oxen are butchered without him knowing.
Colton goes to California to deliver freedom papers to his mom's sister and important mail about a conspiracy to kill Lincoln.
Colton returns from California to go home.
The first day of the Pony Express.
The first mail on the Pony Express reaches California.
The first railroad reaches Kansas.
The first pro golf tournament is held. Willie Park is the winner.
Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the U.S.