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Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 06/16/2019
Imagine you live in the year 1860 with vast wilderness, wide-open plains and high desert between Missouri and California. You're one of the chosen riders on top of a horse with a mochila strapped on your saddle, navigating along the trail where unknown dangers may be ahead.
You're not on a leisure trip, you're one of a team of boys and young men traveling 1,966 miles in 10 days on horseback, delivering mail to and from the West.
Even though the Pony Express lasted just 18 months (having been replaced by the transcontinental telegraph line that started just 10 weeks after the Pony Express began), the lore and legend live on. In its short history, the Pony Express has become synonymous with the Old West. In the era before easy mass communication, the Pony Express was the thread that tied East to West...
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