Notes On The Pony Express

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pg.1 The Pony Express The Pony Express was an extremely important event in history for three profoundly good reasons. All together, it helped the farther east states to keep in contact with the West, news of what was happening, important documents, sometimes small packages and family letters were being sent to different states, and it helped for new and more improved ideas of how could the spreading of news could be spread faster and safer. The good reason of keeping all the states in contact with all the others is because families moved or some family members moved to further states for jobs. Travelers traveled in search for wealth and land and with this certain cause people needed to know what was going on and…show more content…
With e-mail and e-documents, bills and insurance statements, which used to require first-class mail to and from a destination, can now be sent for free and within just a few seconds it is received. But before the internet was invented other ideas was sparked as well. Ideas how to have contact all over the world by crossing the ocean faster by air and on the water was invented and later on perfecting in this time of life. History: The basic reason, because Pony Express was thought of and put into action is because of the response to the Civil War and with the Great California Gold Rush. In the midst of the 1800s, as individuals traveled to the West Coast in search of fortune and with the country teetered on the brink of war, three businessmen, William H. Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors, saw an opportunity that would help them and also for the people. By keeping the east connected with the west, the Pony Express held the nation together. Young Pony Express riders charged across the country by over two thousand miles of wilderness were crossed, including a section of high mountain desert located in Nevada. For the Pony Express, the standard delivery time for letters were ranged from days to weeks which sometimes led a month. In 1860, William H. Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors, believed they could change that with the Pony Express. The plans for the Pony Express were put into action on April 3,1860 as soon as men under 18 from
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