Shared Photo: Pony Express Rider, Frank E. Webner, ca. 1861

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The Pony Express began on 3 April 1860. Delivering messages, newspapers, mail, and small packages using mounted riders rather than traditional stagecoaches from St. Joseph, Missouri using a series of relay stations, ultimately to Sacramento, California. The service would end in October 1861, with the advent of the transcontinental telegraph. U.S. National Archives - public domain photo.

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What a delightful photo! Pony express.

Imagine today you just s no and e mail. Must say I am old fashion I love getting Christmas card with real mail not just a mail.

But thanks for sharing this wonderful old photo
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
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With some things I am old fashioned too, but for communication I prefer email.

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