Today in History–October 24–the Library of Congress features the transcontinental telegraph system was completed on this day in 1861, which signaled the rapid demise of the short-lived Pony Express. Learn more about these methods of long-distance communication by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources.
Samuel F.B. Morse Sent the First Telegraphic Message from America’s Library
Pony express recollections American Life Histories