The Pony Express riders delivered the US mail, messages and newspapers. The horses they rode at breakneck speed were California Mustangs.
There were 190 stations ten miles apart.
Recruitment Poster for Riders:
Must be young, Skinny, Wiry fellows. Not over eighteen, must be expert riders, orphans preferred. Wages $25 per week.
Apply: Pony Express Stables, St. Joseph Missouri.