Before 1860 there was no quick way of getting mail (0)__________ the east and the west of the United States. There were no railways at that (1)__________ and most mail was sent by coach. It usually (2)__________ at least 25 days for coaches to (3)__________ the coast. So in 1860 it (4)__________ decided to send mail by 'Pony Express', which was much faster. Riders (5)__________ very fast horses were placed along the route. They were at (6)__________ distances from each other and the mail was handed from one rider to the next. Riders were all (7)__________ to travel between twenty and thirty kilometres (8)__________ day on very bad roads. At each stop two minutes were (9)__________ for exchanging the mail bags, but riders were often held up by awful weather (10)__________ closed the roads. With the invention of the telegraph in 1861, the demand for Pony Express disappeared.
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