Grace Raymond Hebard worked as a professor and librarian at the University of Wyoming. She researched the history of the American West and had an interest in the Oregon Trail and Native American life. In addition to her success in academia, she was the first woman to practice law in the state of Wyoming and eventually appointed the first vice president of the National Society of Women Lawyers.
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Pony Express stable and stone corral at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, ca. 1920
Postcard of Pony Express stable and corral at Fort Bridger in what is now Uinta County, Wyoming.
Sutler store, warehouse, and Pony Express station at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, ca. 1920
Postcard of Fort Bridger sutler's store in what is now Uinta County, Wyoming. Written on the front of the postcard is "Judge Carter's Store, Warehouse, Pony Express Station." Written on the back of the postcard is "Old heavy army freighting wagon. At right-Pony Express station and stables."
Envelope postmarked November 8, 1860 and carried by The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company
The Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company was a stagecoach line that operated in the West in the early 1860s, but it is most well known as the parent company of the Pony Express. Its stage lines ran from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Denver and Salt Lake City. The company started an express mail service between St. Joseph and San Francisco – the Pony Express – in an attempt to win a more lucrative contract with the U.S. government for mail service.
Letter to Grace Raymond Hebard from John C. Friend, February 18, 1916
Handwritten correspondence and map regarding a stagecoach station and Pony Express station known as "Sweetwater Bridge" located on the Sweetwater River in southwestern Natrona County, Wyoming. John C. Friend (b. 1847) was in turns a soldier, telegrapher, miner, journalist, legislator, sheriff, and judge. He died in Rawlins, Wyoming, in 1922.
Letters to E. A. Logan from Grace Raymond Hebard, April 21 and 27, 1934
Hebard writes to Earnest A. Logan asking about the types of belts Pony Express riders wore to lessen impact of jolting while on horseback. In the 1880s, Logan was a renowned cowboy. About 1891, he opened a curio and book store in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Letter to Grace Raymond Hebard from John D. Giles, Executive Secretary, Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association, May 22, 1934
Giles provides Hebard with information regarding the Pony Express station at Mountain Dell, Utah.
Correspondence between U.S. Senator Joseph O'Mahoney and Grace Raymond Hebard, February and March 1935
Hebard requests Senator O'Mahoney's assistance in having a postage stamp issued representing the Pony Express.