Effect of Paiute War on News Delivery

Indian raids in the summer of that year [1860] forced the pony to suspend operations for a month or more, and news of Lincoln’s nomination, which took place on May 18, was not reported in the Bulletin until June 10, twenty-three days later.  It was brought out by overland mail. In June the Bulletin, Alta California, and Sacramento Union contributed $100 each to aid in reopening the pony service from Salt Lake City to Carson City. It was operating smoothly again by July, and when Lincoln was elected in November, the pony rushed the news through in six days.”