The Pony Express

On April 3, 1860, the first successful United States Pony Express runs between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, began simultaneously. The first westbound Pony Express trip left St. Joseph and arrived ten days later in Sacramento on April 14. The letters were sent under cover from the East to St. Joseph, and never directly entered the U.S. mail system. The first eastbound trip left Sacramento on … Continue reading The Pony Express