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The Pony Express. Creation : April 3, 1860 Disappearance : October 1861 Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company Leader : William H. Russell. History. In 1845 : routing a message, by boat : six months .

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The pony express

The Pony Express

Creation : April 3, 1860

Disappearance : October 1861

Central Overland California and PikesPeak Express Company

Leader : William H. Russell


History

History

  • In 1845 : routing a message, by boat : six months.

  • In 1848 : François-Xavier Aubry. Five days on horseback.

  • New system: The speed of individualriders.

  • The first trip westwasaccomplished in 10 days .


Operation and parcour

Operation and Parcour

  • 160 Relay stations

  • Spacedabout 8 to 32 km

  • 400 km per day

  • The course wasover 3 050 km

  • Saint-Joseph, in Missouri Sacramento, in California

St Joseph

Sacramento


Price

Price

  • Beginning : 1/2 ounce (30 grams) : $5.00

  • End : $1.00 $26 in 2013


The horses

The horses

  • 400 horses

  • Speed and Endurance

  • Riding, difficultwork: tough and lightweight

  • 80 riders

  • 400 otheremployees

  • William Cody (Buffalo Bill).


Decline

Decline

  • Not profitable

  • Impossibilityof having a contractwith the federalgovernment for the delivery of mail.

  • In 1861 : First telegraph service (First Transcontinental Telegraph)


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