Man says ban phone text messaging
During the early years of this country, it took months for a letter to be delivered from the east to the West Coast.
In 1860, the Pony Express was established by a relay of horses and riders. It took 10 to 12 days to make a 2,000-mile trip.
Approximately a year later, Western Union established a transcontinental telegraph line. The line followed railroad tracks and was considered the ultimate in nation-wide communications.