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The first east to west run of the Pony Express arrives at Carson City, Nevada

Pony Express Recruiting Poster, 1860
04/12/1860
The first west to east run of the Pony Express reached Carson City in Nevada in the afternoon, just eight and a half days after leaving St. Joseph, Missouri.  Carson City is the first place with telegraph service and the New York news the rider carried was telegraphed to San Francisco.  The mail continued on towards Sacramento and arrived there, with William Hamilton riding the final leg from Sportsman's Hall, California, at six in the evening of the next day, right on the scheduled ten day deadline. (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), 67. 

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