Pony Express

by Kristen DeLap

Appropriately for National Letter Writing Month, this month is the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express. The short-lived fast-paced mail service that recruited orphans as riders is (probably) disproportionately revered in US History. This month it even had a Google Doodle celebrating its anniversary. But whether over-romanticized or not, it makes for an impressive story.