The Pony Express operated from April, 1860 to October, 1861.  Mail was delivered horseback from St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco, California, a distance of 1,800 miles.  The riders had to endure bad weather, Indians and outlaws.  They completed the journey in an average of ten days.

Last summer, a package was mailed to me from Livingston, Montana to Miles City, Montana.  A…