Tag: 1861

  • Pony Express: A Legendary 19-Month Failure

    On this date in 1861, the Pony Express ceased operations after a 19-month run. Here are some things you may not of known about the old west mail service. After the discovery of gold in 1849 and the admission of California as a state in 1850, a faster way to deliver transcontinental mail was needed. […]