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June 26, 2013
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Today the annual Pony Express ride gallops through Carson Valley. For four hours this morning people will actually be able to see how communication worked in the middle of the 19th Century. While electronic communication in the form of the telegraph predated the Pony Express, the technology wasn’t as old as the Internet is now when the freight firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell founded the Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Co. Two score riders took 10 days to move the mail from Missouri to Sacramento. According to the Pony Express, the company maintained 190 stations and 400 …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 30, 2013 09:02AM Published Jun 26, 2013 06:54PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.