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The Pony Express
Transcript of The Pony Express
The equipment used was a mochilla which is spanish for backpack
which is were the mail went and a weapon which was either a shotgun or rifle and a revolver used to protect themselves from bandits.
Facts about the route
1. The route was from Missouri to California.
2. Only one messenger died on the route.
3. Only one mail delivery was ever lost.
4.It also followed the oregon trail half way.
5.The route wasn't very dangerous
The rider were 15 - 24 years old.The pony express riders was also mostly orphans because almost cared of them. Only one rider died to deliver the mail and riders carried shotguns and rifles but nothing over 500 pounds and some riders were inexperienced.