The Pony Express and The First Telegraph Lines


The Pony Express was a mail delivery system between Missouri and California. It lasted for 18 months (April 1860 to October 1861) and reduced the time for messages to get from the Atlantic to the Pacific by ten days. In 1860, the U.S. Post Office was given permission to build and maintain a telegraph line to California. Once it was constructed in 1861, the need for the Pony Express was gone.

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