World History & Research Reports

#OnThisDay October.24: 1861: The first transcontinental telegraph system was completed by Western Union, making it possible to transmit messages rapidly (by mid-nineteenth-century standards) from coast to coast: This technological advance, pioneered by inventor Samuel F. B. Morse heralded the end of the Pony Express #AceHistoryDesk report

#AceHistoryReport – Oct.29: The short-lived Pony Express had been established only one and one-half years earlier, in April 1860. Initially a private enterprise under the Central Overland California & Pike’s Peak Express Company, it operated –at its fullest extent–from terminuses at St. Joseph, Missouri, to San Francisco, California, using a continuous relay of the best […]