The Pony Express: Bringing Mail to the American West by Tim McNeese

By Tim McNeese

From April 1860 to October 1861, the mail carrier referred to as the horse show operated among Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Cross-country mail supply that used to take 3 weeks was once diminished to ten days. At its top, eighty riders weighing not more than a hundred twenty five kilos every one and four hundred to 500 horses carried the mail overland to a hundred stations averaging 25 miles aside. regardless of the risks of touring 2,000 miles over one of these brief period of time, just one supply was once ever misplaced. in reality, the horse convey is credited with conserving California within the Union via supplying fast verbal exchange among the coasts. Its reliable finish got here with the institution of the Pacific Telegraph corporation in 1861, and the founders ended up stating financial disaster. "The Pony convey" explores the background of the predecessor to fashionable mail supply and its significance in conserving communique open from coast to coast.

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