• Stone Ruins at the Sand Springs Pony Express Station in Nevada

    Pony Express

    National Historic Trail CA,CO,KS,MO,NE,NV,UT,WY

Long Distance Communication

It is hard to believe that young men once rode horses to carry mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of only 10 days. This relay system along the Pony Express National Historic Trail in eight states was the most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph.

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Simpson Springs Pony Express Station in the Utah west desert.

Pony Express riders and Overland Stage passengers found a good source of water at Simpson Springs Station as they crossed the west desert of Utah. More...