In one of the most tumultuous times in our nation’s history, a daring plan formed to cut mail delivery to the West from months to just ten days. And, it all would be done by brave men on really fast horses. So, the legend of the Pony Express was born in 1860. It lasted just 18 months, but in that time cemented an iconic place in stories of the Wild West. To this day, the Pony Express represents rugged determination and individualism. In this entertaining interview, author Jim DeFelice discusses his new book “West Like Lightning” and all things Pony Express: it’s birth, downfall and the colorful riders and owners…even a humorous legend or two.