The Glamorous Pony Express

It was a legend in its own time. The very idea of a solitary rider transporting mail 2,000 miles astride a swift, strong horse set 19th century hearts a-flutter—and the faint, echoing sounds of the Pony’s hooves still excite the imagination today. The Pony Express began in April 1860 and ended in October 1861. It was in operation less than 19 months, yet it remains one of the West’s most impressive, romantic dramas.