The anniversary of the Pony Express

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April 14, 1860: Riders arrived in both St. Joseph Missouri and Sacramento California with the mail. This proved the mail could be delivered in ten short days using this innovative system. Hoards of people turned out in both cities to welcome the riders. The mail arrived in St. Joseph around 5:00 pm while the mail arrived in Sacramento California shortly after midnight on that same day.