Google Doodle Celebrates the 155th Anniversary of the Pony Express

Google is celebrating the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express today, by creating an addictively interactive game aka “Doodle” that is currently running (literally) on Google.com‘s home page.

For those of us too young to recall what in the world the ‘Pony Express’ is, our friends over at Wikipedia describe it as: “The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, mail, and small packages from St. Joseph, Missouri, across the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada to Sacramento, California, by horseback, using a series of relay stations. During its 18 months of operation, it reduced the time for messages to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to about 10 days.[1] From April 3, 1860, to October 1861, it became the West’s most direct means of east–west communication before the telegraph was established and was vital for tying the new state ofCalifornia with the rest of the United States.”

FUN FACT: Here’s how it was created…