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This is a flyer of the proposed goal for the Pony Express. When the three founders set out to start the Pony Express, their goal was to deliver mail from Missouri to as far as California In ten days. It was a practical means for communication untill the telegraph system was made, making it unnecessary to travel for most things that the Pony Express served for.
James William Marshall was an American carpenter and sawmill operator, whose discovery of gold in the American River in California on January 24, 1848 set the stage for the California Gold Rush. The mill property was owned by Johan (John) Sutter who employed Marshall to build his mill. The wave of gold seekers turned everyone's attention away from the mill which eventually fell into disrepair and was never used as intended. Neither Marshall nor Sutter ever profited from the gold discovery.