Pony Express

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The Pony Express
Public company
FateCompletion of Telegraph.
FoundedApril 3, 1860; 160 years ago (1860-04-03)
FounderAlexander Majors, William B. Waddell, and William Hepburn Russell[1]
DefunctOctober 26, 1861 (1861-10-26)

The Pony Express was a mail delivering service started on April 3, 1860. It ended on October 26, 1861.[2] It would normally deliver mail in about 10 days.[3]

Shutdown[change | change source]

On October 24, 1861, the telegraph was completed. It sent messages faster than the Pony Express.[4] The Pony Express shut down not long after the telegraph was completed. It only lasted two days after the telegraph was first made.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://nationalponyexpress.org/historic-pony-express-trail/founders/
  2. https://www.ducksters.com/history/westward_expansion/pony_express.php
  3. https://www.nps.gov/poex/learn/historyculture/index.htm#onthisPage-0
  4. http://learningabe.info/Transcontinental_Telegraph_System.html
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-12-08. Retrieved 2020-01-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)