How the Pony Express Worked


A Pony Express rider crossing the plains, 1860. Underwood Archives / Getty Images

The Pony Express used a system of riders and horses to safely deliver mail between Missouri and Sacramento -- a distance of over 1900 miles. But how did it work? Join Katie and Sarah as they trace the rise and fall of the Pony Express in this podcast.

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Topics in this Podcast: mail, 19th century, The American West