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The original 1860 Pony Express stables in St. Joseph, Missouri now serves as the Pony Express Museum.

April 3, 1860: The Pony Express begins its first delivery of mail between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.

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Pony Express (pictured: Express rider Frank E. Webner 1861). Although now legendary, the Pony Express (including such riders as young Bill Cody, Kootenai Brown and Pony Bob Haslam) lasted only 18 months.

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The Pony Express mail route ran from St. Joseph, MO, to Sacramento, CA, but only existed April 1860 - Oct. 1861

Frank E. Webner, pony express rider. ca 1861. National Archives

wikipedia.org - The Pony Express was a fast mail service crossing the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the High Sierra from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, from April 3, 1860 to October 1861. It became the west's most direct means of east-west communication before the telegraph and was vital for tying California closely with the Union just before the American Civil War