The Pony Express Monument

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The Pony Express may be the ultimate snail mail to us but it was one of the most innovative ways to move mail in the late 1800s. The first journey started on April 3, 1860. Almost 2,000 miles were covered by horse and rider in just 10 days. Before the Pony Express mail delivery took on average 21 days. This sculpture dedicated in 2012 captures the urgency of getting mail to where it needed to go - specifically to increase communication between the new state of California and the rest of the Union. Although the Pony Express operated for less than two years, it is a vital part of American history and the settling of the West. (Submitted by Bryan Luoma)

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Recreated pony express station