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Why did the Pony Express end after being in existence for just eighteen months?
Native American attacks and other perils of travel made it unreliable.
The US government found it inefficient and eliminated funding for it.
Telegraph wires were strung connecting California to St. Louis, eliminating the need for it.
Due to the rigors and hazards, too few people signed up for the job.
The company running it went out of business, finding that it did not turn a profit.