Pony Express, Post Roads and Stage Lines
In the world we live in now, it seems rather unreal that our ancestors would have had to write a letter and wait, sometimes months, for a reply. Mail and travel took much longer before automobiles, interstate systems and internet. The Pony Express was an 18-month venture by three partners in a Stagecoach Line to get a government contract to carry mail in the west. Although the original purpose of post roads were to facilitate mail carrying coaches, their importance became much greater than that. We find the mark left by them in many things that we do today.
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