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The Pony Express
Former type Public company
Fate Completion of Telegraph.
People who started it Alexander Majors, William B. Waddell, and William Hepburn Russell
Defunct October 26, 1861 (1861-10-26)

The Pony Express was a mail delivering service started on April 3, 1860. It ended on October 26, 1861. It would normally deliver mail in about 10 days.


On October 24, 1861, the telegraph was completed. It sent messages faster than the Pony Express. The Pony Express shut down not long after the telegraph was completed. It only lasted two days after the telegraph was first made.

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