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By Tim McNeese

From April 1860 to October 1861, the mail provider referred to as the horse convey operated among Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Cross-country mail supply that used to take 3 weeks was once decreased to ten days. At its peak, eighty riders weighing not more than a hundred twenty five kilos each one and four hundred to 500 horses carried the mail overland to a hundred stations averaging 25 miles aside. regardless of the dangers of touring 2,000 miles over any such brief period of time, just one supply used to be ever misplaced. in truth, the horse convey is credited with preserving California within the Union by way of offering speedy conversation among the coasts. Its respectable finish got here with the institution of the Pacific Telegraph corporation in 1861, and the founders ended up stating financial ruin. "The Pony convey" explores the heritage of the predecessor to fashionable mail supply and its significance in protecting conversation open from coast to coast.

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