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36 Facts About Pony
12. Pony Express could carry mail from Missouri to California in just ten days.
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14. The Pony Express trail was 2,000 miles long and could be traveled in eight to 10 days by a series of riders.
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17. The Pony Express only lasted 18 months, because the telegraph made delivering messages even faster.
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18. Pony Express was a company that carried mail across difficult terrain on horseback from Missouri to California.
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19. The Pony Express was in business for only 18 months, from April 1860-October 1861.
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21. Pony Express was a way to deliver mail quickly across the mountains and deserts between Missouri and California.
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22. Over the course of its operation, the Pony Express cost its owners $30,000 per month, or $480,000 for its duration.
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23. The Pony Express was short-lived and its financial collapse essentially ruined its backers.
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24. The Pony Express dramatically filled that gap by promising to deliver mail across the country from the end of the telegraph in the East to the start of the telegraph in the West, in 10 days time or less.
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25. Pony Express was in business of one sort or another between April 3, 1860, and October 26, 1861.
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26. Pony Express summary: Three men in the mid-1800s had an idea to open up a mail delivery system that reached from the Midwest all the way to California.
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28. The Pony Express was by far the most effective way to communicate cross-country at the time—at least until the telegraph came along.
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29. The first book dedicated solely to the Pony Express was not published until 1900.
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31. In the brief history that the Pony Express operated only once did the mail not go through.
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32. On November 7, 1860, a Pony Express rider departed Fort Kearny, Nebraska Territory with the election results.
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34. Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail.
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35. Pony Express ceased operations when the telegraph wires were linked in October 1860.
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