The Pony Express only lasted 19 months. Pony Express Mail Service was started on this day in 1860, with the first run—from its home base in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California— taking 10 days to cover 2,000 miles. It quickly became obsolete when Western Union Telegraph lines were completed in 1861.
Word of the day
obstinate: perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion