Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Today we’re celebrating the addition of the Pony Express Trail into the National Trails System on March 28, 1983. The BLM manages 596 miles of the Pony Express Trail which was established as a National Historic Trail in 1992.
The trail only lasted 18 months as an information highway, ceasing to exist only two days after telegraph wires connected California to the rest of the United States in October of 1861.
Photo: Bob Wick, BLM