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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)