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New PDF release: Butterfield's Byway: America's First Overland Mail Route

By Melody Groves

ISBN-10: 1540224716

ISBN-13: 9781540224712

ISBN-10: 1626194874

ISBN-13: 9781626194878

John Butterfield's mail carrier hooked up the East and West Coasts in a single of the nice entrepreneurial and pioneering tales of the yankee West. till 1858, California's gold fields have been reached in simple terms through horseback, wagon or send round Cape Horn. Congress made up our minds a 2,800-mile, twenty-five-day stagecoach line might roll from St. Louis to San Francisco. Former Utica, ny mayor Butterfield employed 1000 males and acquired 1,200 horses, six hundred mules and 250 wagons. Surveying the desolate tract, he equipped roads and 2 hundred method stations, graded river fords and dug 100 wells. sign up for writer Melody Groves on a cross-country journey from Missouri to California, and all issues in among, as she recounts the Butterfield level Line's outstanding odyssey.

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