Pony Express history

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Pony Express

The Pony Express was in operation only from April 3, 1860, to Oct. 26, 1861. It was never part of the U.S. Postal Service.

* | Tags: People USPS Fact #385 | March 7, 2019

That’s no pony, that’s a big horse

The official name for the “Pony Express” actually was Overland Express Route.

Before they were hired, riders had to swear on a Bible not to curse, fight or abuse their animals.

The service was in operation only from April 3, 1860, to Oct. 26, 1861.