Pony Express History
One hundred fifty-five years ago today, the Pony Express proved that mail could be delivered from the middle of the country to the West Coast. The Pony Express Museum is dedicated to preserving this invaluable piece of history
April 14, 1860: Riders arrived in both St. Joseph and Sacramento with the mail. Proving the mail could be delivered in ten days. Throngs of people turned out in both cities. The mail arrived in St. Joseph at 5:00 pm while the mail arrived in Sacramento shortly after midnight on the same day. From this point, the riders would continue up river to San Francisco by ferry making the latter city the end of the route. Learn more.