Pony Express

former mail service in the Western United States

The Pony Express was a mail delivering service started on April 3, 1860. It ended on October 26, 1861.[2] It would normally deliver mail in about 10 days.[3]

Company typePublic company
FoundedApril 3, 1860; 164 years ago (1860-04-03)
FounderAlexander Majors, William B. Waddell, and William Hepburn Russell[1]
DefunctOctober 26, 1861 (1861-10-26)
FateCompletion of Telegraph.



On October 24, 1861, the telegraph was completed. It sent messages faster than the Pony Express.[4] The Pony Express shut down shortly after the telegraph was completed. It only lasted two days after the telegraph was first made.[5]


  1. "Founders".
  2. "History: Pony Express".
  3. "History & Culture - Pony Express National Historic Trail (U.S. National Park Service)".
  4. "Lucky jet игра в 1win | Основные правила и особенности краш-игры | Прибыльные стратегии и тактики".
  5. "Pony Express Historical Timeline | Pony Express Museum - St. Joseph, MO". Archived from the original on 2019-12-08. Retrieved 2020-01-30.