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Alexander Majors


Who is Alexander Majors?

Alexander Majors was a US businessman, who along with William Hepburn Russell and William B. Waddell founded the Pony Express, based in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • born on (201 years ago) in Franklin
  • died on (115 years ago) in North Platte
  • written work: "Seventy years on the frontier"

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Google previewThe World of the American West: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2016)

by Gordon Morris Bakken

Alexander Majors had been a farmer and freighter. Several events led to the bankruptcy of Russell, Waddell, and Majors. Pressured by the army to make Utah War deliveries, the company invested an enormous sum moving its terminus to ...

Google previewDictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 (2016)

Dimensions of the Midwestern Literary Imagination by Philip A. Greasley

Alexander Majors (1814–1900), whose firm operated the Pony Express across the plains, claimed that in frontier MISSOURI “from ninetyfive to ninetyseven per cent of the entire population manufactured ...

Google previewImperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes] (2015)

A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Chris J. Magoc

Alexander Majors, William Russell, and William Waddell were experienced freighters and businessmen who had government contracts to deliver supplies. They proposed a mail delivery service using relay riders, and in 1860 they established ...

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