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Today’s Trivia (March 13)

Hint: It was the Twitter of its day and involved horses.

It was an experiment in express mail.

One of its most famous riders was rugged frontiersman, Army scout, author and entertainer, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

The nearly 2,000 mile route stretched between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento and used a series of horses and riders to carry the mail.

The route covered plains, deserts and mountains.

New riders took over every 75 to 100 miles along the route; fresh horses were replaced every 10 to 15 miles. Pay was $100 a month.

The route followed the Oregon-California Trail, which ran 123 miles through Kansas.

Some of the more noted stations in Kansas included one in Hollenberg, Marysville and Seneca.

Question: What was its name?

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Answer to Saturday’s question: They were the members of the Anti Horse Thief Association, vigilantes sworn to uphold the law.

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