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The eastward and westward riders of the first run of the Pony Express cross paths somewhere in Utah

Pony Express Recruiting Poster, 1860
At a point to the east of Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, five days into the journey, the two riders on the first run of the Pony Express, one travelling from the east and the other travelling from the west, crossed paths.  This first meeting was unrecorded but both riders were ahead of schedule.  The mail would arrive on this first run at St. Joseph, Missouri on April 13, 1860 and the same day in Sacramento, California.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Raymond W. Settle and Mary Lund Settle, Saddles and Spurs: The Pony Express Saga (Harrisburg, PA: The Telegraph Press, 1955), 63-64.