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Special Delivery - Los Angeles, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 34° 08.897 W 118° 16.902
11S E 381840 N 3779339
Quick Description: A Pony Express Sculpture in Los Angeles, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2017 11:14:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMWK1M
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 2

Long Description:
"The Pony Express was an ultrafast but short-lived mail service that ran between the East and West from 1860 to 1861. The roughly 1,900-mile route began in Missouri and passed through Wyoming and Utah before crossing the Sierra Nevada mountain range to reach its destination in Sacramento. Riders exchanged horses at more than 180 stations during this journey, which took between nine and ten days, and for which they were paid around $25 a "week (compared to the going rate of $1 a week for skilled labor).

Special Delivery depicts the critical moment when Pony Express riders carried Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address from a telegraph station in Nebraska to newspapers in California in the record time of seven days and seventeen hours. Although it lasted only eighteen months, the image of the Pony Express lingers to this day as a•symbol of the daring enterprise that many consider emblematic of the Western spirit."
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