After returning home, Lehi again took over the Pony Express. The mail route was an extremely difficult job in many ways; however, as long as Lehi, and later, Kumen, were carrying the mail, things ran smoothly and the mail always got through. Usually, when it became necessary to hire someone else to carry the mail, something would go wrong. Once when Jed took the mail, there was so much snow that he became snow blind and was not able to get through simply because he had so little experience with these conditions. Once Sam Leigh tried and was not successful. Ocrasions such as these were about the only times the mail failed to reach its destination in a period of six yean, until late in 1876, when the local Pony Express was di~continued.~'
'William R . Palmer, Ifirtoricnl Quarterly. Jones tape recordings. Ihid. ' U t a h Hiitmica1 Quarterly, Vol. 26. ' Itid. ' U t a h Hirtorical Quarterly, Vol. 9, 1890. ' L evt E. Younx, "Founding of Utah". ' ' Utah Hiitorical e u a r t e t l y , Vol. ?7. 'Jones tape recordings. 1.ehi iY. Jones writings. >I Kurnen Jones Journal. 12 G . 0. Larson, "Bulwark of the Kingdom", Lifah Historical Quarterly. "Under Dixie Sun. "Andrew Jensen, Church chronology. ""Ghost Town of Washingon County3', Under Dixie S u n '%chi W. Jones writings. "Ihid. '' Ibid. ' " T h eNecadan Sun+)., June 28, 19i0. '"Lehi Junes writings. " Kurnen Tunes lournal. "Jones tape recordings. " Ihid. "I.ehi W . Jones writings. "Irene Andrur hook and Joncs rccordingr. "Milton R . Hunter, "Utah in Her Western Setting". *'Jones tape recording-.