Joseph was the starting point for the direct 2,mile route to the West.
Except for a few settlements and military forts, the route beyond St. Joseph was a vast unknown land inhabited by Natives. Russell, with two partners, built relay stations every 5 to 20 miles, with fresh horses. There was an estimated to relay stations.
On an average day a rider could cover miles. The horses were changed every 10 to 15 miles at the relay stations with riders averaging about 10 miles per hour.
The fastest piece of mail in the history of the Pony Express was President Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address. It was carried to California in 7 days and 17 hours. Although the Pony Express existed for only one and a half sifes it proved that the Central Route to California was usable year round.
On October 24,the transcontinental telegraph line was completed and the Pony Express, suffering from financial difficulties, was sold to Wells Fargo, and became a legend. Did your dree ride for the Pony Express?
It is difficult to think of balloons as a form of transportation, however, on September 23,more than pounds of mail was sent aloft. It is unknown to date if this mail has reached its destination.
Indemonstrations of airplane mail service were made in India, England and the United States. Although the Wright Brothers successfully flew infor only 12 minutes, it wasn't until near the end of Bostin War I that planes with motors were used. C, thus establishing the Air Mail Service of the U.
Post Office Department. By this time mail was also being transported via ground as it is today.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds has left a fascinating history of transportation. Postal Quiz: When did postage stamps become available?
When were public mailboxes first used? Answers: Rural Free Delivery In Mailers could buy stamps or let the recipient of the letter pay at the other end.
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