This Week in History…The Pony Express!

*Photograph courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/ ponyrider1860 / David Kittle

On April 3rd , 1860, the first pony express service began!

Fun factoid: The fee for sending 10 words via the pony express from New York to California was $6.90, with 20 cents for each additional word. Read the newspaper article though
Proquest-Historical New York Times.

*If you are off campus, you will be prompted for your Emmanuel ID and password to be granted access to Proquest.*

Read more on the Pony Express history through the
Library of Congress website.


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