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Pony Express horses and their riders were out of work when the faster telegraph came along

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The First Transcontinental Telegraph System Was Completed
October 24, 1861

This horse is looking for work. On October 24, 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph system was completed. This communication advancement would soon spell the end for the horses and their riders working for the Pony Express. The telegraph system, invented by Samuel F.B. Morse, could transmit messages rapidly from coast to coast using the electronic dots and dashes of Morse code. Previously, the Pony Express had provided the fastest delivery of a message across America. What do you know about the Pony Express?
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