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21st-Century Pony Express

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Wanted: YOUNG, SKINNY, WIRY FELLOWS, not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, and willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Wages $25 a week. Advertisement for Pony Express riders, 1860 On April 3, 1860, a fledgling fast delivery service—The Pony Express—opened for business. Its goal was to deliver mail between Missouri and California in less than 10 days. Horse-drawn coaches ...

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