Historical Fiction

Events from book

Colton is shot

09/16/1860

Colton is shot by his dad accidentally, and his dad runs off.

Colton's oxen are butchered

09/17/1860

Colton's oxen are butchered without him knowing.

Colton is hired

9/17/1860

Colton is hired for the Pony Express.

Colton goes to California

09/27/1860 - 10/02/1860

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

11/10/1860 - 11/15/1860

Colton returns from California to go home.

Actual events

Pony Express starts

04/03/1860

The first day of the Pony Express.

Pony Express finishes first run

04/13/1860

The first mail on the Pony Express reaches California.

Railroad to Kansas

07/19/1860

The first railroad reaches Kansas.

First pro golf tournament.

10/17/1860 - 10/21/1860

The first pro golf tournament is held. Willie Park is the winner.

Lincoln is elected

11/06/1860

Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the U.S.