The Pony Express : The Great Threat Of The Civil War

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The Pony Express The Pony Express was an important event in history for three extremely good reasons. For one it helped the farther states to keep in contact with the West, news of what was happening and or important documents were being sent to different states to keep them update, and it helped for new and better 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 farther states for jobs. People wanted to keep in touch with their friends, family, and companies. Companies wanted a way for their success and their company to expand and keep in touch with other companies. It was…show more content…
This service was founded by Alexander Majors,William H. Russell, and William B. Waddell. The plans for the Pony Express were put into action on April 3,1860 as soon as men under 18 from St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California left simultaneously to join this job. The pg.2 plans for the Pony Express was sparked by the migration of many people to California because of the California Gold Rush, the discovery of silver in Nevada in 1859 the need for a faster communication in the West, and the great threat of the Civil War. The limit for the men in the Pony Express had to be light, fit, and experienced. The Pony Express gave these riders to ride, the very best, and fastest horses that money could afford and buy. As little time past by, the Pony Express grew exceedingly. The Pony Express soon had over than 100 stations, 80 riders, and somewhere between 400 and 500 horses. Although that the express route was extremely hazardous and with Native Americans who did not approve of theses riders crossing across their lands and tried to stop them, not one mail was lost except only one mail delivery lost. The rider’s horse was meant to carry saddlebags that contained mail that was sometimes very important documents, to cross a 2000-mile treacherous trail. The Pony

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