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today’s image: A Pony Express Rider (because no culture can survive without reliable communication)

A Pony Express rider makes a friendly gesture toward men putting up a telegraph line, in a wood engraving (from a painting by George M. Ottinger) that appeared in the November 2, 1867, Harper’s Weekly. The completion of the transcontinental telegraph on October 24, 1861, actually cost such riders their jobs. – See more at: http://www.historynet.com/picture-of-the-day#sthash.JPdsG59p.dpuf