Pony Express

By: Shawnee Haight

Pony Express rides history

"A little more than a hundred years ago, a courageous band of young men enlisted in an incredible enterprise to carry mail by pony relays through 2,000 miles of savage wilderness in frontier America." "The Pony Express was a horse relay mail carrying system operating in both directions between Missouri and California." "The service carried the mail in 10 days and cut in half the time required to send mail by coach. It continued for 18 months, from April 1860 until October 1861, when the cross-country telegraph was completed." "The Pony Express ran through parts of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California." It captured the essence of much of our whole national pioneer history."