The fastest mail delivery occurred in March 1861 when President Lincoln’s inaugural address was carried by the Pony Express in 7 days and 17 hours.
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These lesson plans, accompanying worksheets, games and weblinks were designed and selected to provide a historical context to teach the distinction between primary and secondary sources.  You can use the 19th Century History section to provide context for your students' exploration of related source material.  The Postal Museum has provided our collection online on Arago and, used in conjunction with the lesson plans, are designed to help your students become historians, and not just simply study history as if it were static.