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The pony express
Transcript of The pony express
In 1850s, Califonia's
population was growin
separated the state from the eastern
In the Pony Express each rider passed a bag of mail to the rider waiting ahead of him.The riders traveled day and night.Each rider had a regular run,separated by a number of stations.
This is a image of Billy Hamilton he was one of the main people in the pony express.On April 13,1860 Billy Hamilton made the first delivery for The Pony Express was the fastest mail service to California at the time.
The Pony Express was founded by William H.Russell,Will B. Woddell,and Alexander Majors.Plans for The Pony Express were spurred by the threat of the Civil War and the need for faster communication with the west.The Pony Express consisted of relays of men riding horses carrying saddlebags of mail across a 2000-mile trail.
After they all died everyone cried they were honored and they were honored as The Pony Express heros.