By Ziauddin Sardar
Propelled via its mythology, the USA pursues its dream relentlessly. the following, the authors reveal the darkish facet of that myth: loss of life, discomfort, perpetual worry, an expanding divide among wealthy and negative, a squandering of the human destiny, and the relentless development of increasingly more pretexts for destiny wars.
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31 ᇺ Government Money Russell, Waddell, and Majors were not alone in hoping the government would help to pay for the Pony Express. Californians wanted the same thing. They hoped Congress would approve a plan to pay the Pony Express for every trip it made. However, Congress did not do so. The Pony Express would carry news of the November presidential election to California as fast as possible. By this time, there were telegraph lines as far west as Fort Kearny in Nebraska Territory. News of the election would be wired to Fort Kearny.
1860) Billy Tate carried mail through what is now Nevada. On one run, Billy was attacked by a Native American war party. Some reports say that Billy’s attackers were so impressed with his courage that they did not scalp the young rider. Billy was likely only 14 years old when he died. William Waddell (1807–1872) As a young man, William Waddell was a lead miner in Illinois. He then ran a dry goods store. After his marriage, Waddell tried farming and then opened a store in St. Louis. Later he moved his family farther west, to Lexington, Missouri.
Both crews raced to finish before winter set in. As crews were laying telegraph wires, Pony Express riders kept delivering the mail. They also filled in the gaps in the telegraph system. An operator in the east could send a telegram to the last telegraph station going west. Then Pony Express riders would carry the message to the Buffalo Bill Cody’s show kept alive the memories of the Wild West. ᇺ 37 ᇺ Many Rides During its 18 months of operation, the Pony Express made 308 rides each way. Riders covered a distance equal to 616,000 miles (991,000 kilometers).
American dream global nightmare by Ziauddin Sardar