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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010
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The Pony Express was a mail service which crossed America from Missouri to California from 1860 to 1861. Pre-dating the telegraph, it was the nation's most direct means of communication between the two coasts. Riders on horses would travel a short distance before handing off his bundles of mail to the next rider. In doing so, mail delivery from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts took approximately ten days.

The Pony Express was depicted in both The Sesame Street 1976 Calendar, and the Great Muppets in American History coloring book (where the "Pony Expresso" delivers coffee).

The 1977 storybook Tales of Sesame Gulch, included the tale of "Prairie Dawn of the Pony Express". In the story, the gallant Prairie Dawn is delivering mail when she's ambushed by Wild Willie Wailey and his gang. The gang kidnaps her and steals the mail, in revenge for never getting any letters. Prairie Dawn turns on her kidnappers, telling them that if they want to get letters, then they need to write letters first. She gives them all pencils and writing paper, and they get to work on their letters as she rides away.

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Halo

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UNSC Pony Express
Production information
Class

UNSC Mako-class Corvette

Technical specifications
Slipspace Drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Slipspace velocity

at least 2.1L/y day

Shielding

None

Usage
Earliest sighting

2552

Latest sighting

2552

Present for battles/events

Battle of Earth

Affiliation

UNSC Navy

  [Source]

The UNSC Pony Express was a UNSC corvette. As of 2552, it was the fastest ship available to the UNSC.

During the Battle of Earth, the Pony Express was at Earth fighting the Covenant. After receiving a message from Dr. Halsey, Lord Hood planned on sending the Spartan-IIs to Onyx aboard the Pony Express,[1] but they opted to instead capture a Covenant destroyer, the Bloodied Spirit, which was faster than even the Pony Express.

Trivia

  • The Pony Express is a reference to the old mail system where riders would take fast horses from checkpoint to checkpoint, picking up mail and getting a new horse at each one. It lasted from April 1860 to October 1861, only slightly more than a year, but it made a major impact.

Sources

  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 213

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