A crucial communication link from the end of the telegraph lines in the east to Sacramento, California. A series of relay stations were established with fresh horses so the rider could get fresh mounts all along the route. The riders just changed mounts and went as fast as possible...rarely stopping their daredevil rides even to sleep and eat. It took immense courage and perseverance on the part of the riders and the relay station personnel and took about 10 days.
"Good overview of the Express but dated and racist"