By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Pony Express Re-Ride Passing Through Sidney

 


There was a time mail carriers had more threats than an unrestrained dog or an angry customer. They had miles of wilderness and all of the dangers that come with it.

The Pony Express earned a place in history, an Old West legend. It was the fastest mail service available to the western territories. Mail sent by stage coach could require a 25-day journey, and by ship would be a months-long adventure. The success of the riders depended on the availability of resources including relay stations, according to the National Pony Express Association. Stations were usually about 15 to 20 miles apa...



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