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Binding the Nation

examines the history of mail service in America from colonial times through the 19th century. Learn why people thought the system was needed (to ensure the free flow of information between citizens and their government). Find out how the mail was delivered -- by waterways and ocean vessels, by stagecoach lines (to the growing frontier populations), and by the Pony Express. Read about postal service's role during the Civil War. (Smithsonian Institution)

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Le Poney Express,' a poster from Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Rough Riders of the World traveling show

Le Poney Express

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