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Why did the Pony Express end after being in existence for just eighteen months?

A

Native American attacks and other perils of travel made it unreliable.

B

The US government found it inefficient and eliminated funding for it.

C

Telegraph wires were strung connecting California to St. Louis, eliminating the need for it.

D

Due to the rigors and hazards, too few people signed up for the job.

E

The company running it went out of business, finding that it did not turn a profit.

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