(West) Pony Express Route April 3, 1860 - October 24, 1861
Perhaps the first American information super highway, it was working both day and night, year round. A system of riders changing horses every ten or so miles made it possible to get information from St Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in ten days, bringing the far west much closer to the east. This famous service is here commemorated by the Union Pacific, in a handsome map of the route surrounded by many vignettes of the route and its perils. The Pony Express ended at the beginning of the Civil War with the completion of the telegraph lines..
Condition is very good. Image size is approximately 9.5 x 29 (inches)