Welcome to another month of recaps here on The Jeopardy! Fan: the last month of the season (the last game is four weeks today, July 29).
Also, Happy Canada Day!
|Valerie Ryan, a country western dance instructor from Austin, TX
||Zach Klitzman, a public historian from Washington, DC
||Shyamlee Patel, an office manager and student from New York, NY (1-day total: $20,401)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: BUSINESSES
Final Jeopardy! clue: An 1860 ad for this business that only lasted 19 months sought “ten or a dozen men, familiar with the management of horses”
What is the Pony Express? (Incorrect responses, if any, and full game stats, can be found in the comments section.)
Valerie 4800 + 3200 + 8000
Shyamlee 18800 + 12201 = 31001
Zach 21000 + 16601 = 37601
Remember to vote in our Poll of the Week!
From the Pony Express National Historic Trail:
The ad appeared in the March 19, 1860 edition in the Sacramento Union.
While it was only in operation between April 1860 and October 1861, it was able to get mail between St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California (1800 miles) in 10 days — a pace that Canada Post still yearns to match! (Oh, by the way, there’s a good chance of a postal lockout up here. Yay, Canada!)
The express was set up to have a fresh horse every 10-15 miles and a fresh rider every 75-100 miles.
While it was quickly supplanted by the arrival of the telegraph in 1861, it still remains a significant part of Old West lore.
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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