Russell’s Innovation

The organization he perfected surpassed anything of the kind ever known, even that of Genghis Khan, for efficiency, speed, and regularity. These things stand out all the more clearly when it is remembered that at least three quarters of the 2,000 mile route lay through uninhabited, mostly desert country. The innovations he introduced were the establishment of stations on the average of ten miles apart, the hiring of station masters and stock tenders to live in the stations, and the providing of relays of horsemen as well as horses.