former mail service
|Fate||Completion of Telegraph.|
|Founded||April 3, 1860|
|Founder||Alexander Majors, William B. Waddell, and William Hepburn Russell|
|Defunct||October 26, 1861|
On October 24, 1861, the telegraph was completed. It sent messages faster than the Pony Express. The Pony Express shut down not long after the telegraph was completed. It only lasted two days after the telegraph was first made.