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1. It actually was pretty fast!

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2. It cost the modern equivalent of $100 to send packages on the Pony Express.

3. Your weight was a qualifying factor for employment.

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  • Frank E. Webner, a Pony Express rider.

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4. There were some serious logistics to maintaining the Pony Express.

5. The Pony Express lasted less than two years.

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  • Pony Express 80th Anniversary stamp. 

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