Good morning and happy Sunday!
Today in 1860, the legendary Pony Express began a horse-and-order relay route for quick mail service across 1,800 miles from St Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA. pic.twitter.com/APP7VKpcYW
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) April 3, 2022
With 500 horses stationed along the route at 10 mile intervals – the most a horse could gallop at full tilt – and ‘skinny expert riders willing to risk death daily’ the first Pony Express set off #OnThisDay in 1860.https://t.co/nQ8xLtqOoG
— History Today (@HistoryToday) April 3, 2022