“A through-ticket and 15 inches of seat, with a fat man on one side, a poor widow on the other, a baby in your lap, a bandbox over your head, and three or more persons immediately in front, leaning against your knees, making the picture, as well as your sleeping place, for the trip.”
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To hold on to when the ride got bumpy
To carry luggage, and as extra seating
For passengers to sleep on
Stagecoach seat belts
Leather shock absorbers
Old-time wires used to straighten teeth really well
It was a fast and reliable way to communicate
The Pony Express was out of business.
Texting back then was really slow.
A "shotgun" messenger
A guard dog