This Week's Story

Mail Gauntlet, part two

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Pony Express action: Sam changed horses eight times and climbed about 4000 feet into the Sierra Nevadas

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“Give me the facts!”

“Every fancy source has a different set of figures. Let’s just say the Pony Express may have eighty riders, four hundred fast horses, and eighty relay stations. There is no question that the United States mail is crossing the West repeatedly by horse and rider almost 2,000 miles in 10 days. Anything else you want?”…
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