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Driver"s guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail Route

Kirby Sanders

Driver"s guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail Route

by Kirby Sanders

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Published by Heritage Trail Partners in Springdale, AR .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coaching (Transportation) -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century,
  • Postal service -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century,
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific,
  • Butterfield Overland Trail -- Guidebooks,
  • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesButterfield Overland Mail Route
    Statementby Kirby Sanders.
    GenreGuidebooks
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF593 .S26 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. <1> :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23868004M
    ISBN 100982051409
    ISBN 109780982051405
    LC Control Number2009464026

    John Butterfield's mail service connected the East and West Coasts in one of the great entrepreneurial and pioneering stories of the American West. Until , California's gold fields were reached only by horseback, wagon or ship around Cape Horn. Congress decided a 2,mile. A chance visit to Arizona in led to one man conducting 45 years of research and writing the most definitive book to date on the historic Butterfield Trail and the Overland Mail Company. Aptly titled “The Butterfield Trail and Overland Mail Company in Arizona ,” the book covers in great detail the world’s longest stage route.

    Retracing the Butterfield Overland Trail Through Arizona; A Guide to the Route of book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.3/5(1).   The book focuses on the route as it traveled through Texas from the Red River in the east to the Pecos River in the west. The mail route, contracted to John Butterfield's Overland Mail Company, was also used during this time for wagon trains as well as mail. Ely refers to it in the book as a sort of primitive interstate system.

    Historian Kirby Sanders, a career journalist and author of "Driver's Guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail Route" (), offers the following: While it appears that "Major Gordon's Station" and the Butterfield "Widow Smith's Station" are likely at or near the same place, there also appears to be some confusion in the naming of the place over. The Butterfield Overland Mail Co. began operations through Northwest Arkansas in September and continued with its transcontinental stagecoach operation until the advent of the Civil War. The stagecoach line, which carried mail and passengers from St. Louis, Mo., to San Francisco, Calif., in under 26 days, proved to be one of many economic.


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Driver"s guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail Route by Kirby Sanders Download PDF EPUB FB2

Driver’s Guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail Route. Authored by journalist Kirby Sanders and published by Heritage Trail Partners, the Driver’s Guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail Route follows the route through Missouri, Arkansas, and confirmed stage stop along the line has been located and pinpointed to specific latitude and longitude.

The Butterfield Stage Company cobbled together a series of stage stops where horses and drivers were changed, and perhaps meals were available. The stage did not stop. The maiden run had to prove the route was viable to provide one-way mail service between St Louis and San Francisco in 25 days.

The steamship route evidently took a while by: 5. Butterfield Overland Mail (officially the Overland Mail Company) was a stagecoach service in the United States operating from to It carried passengers and U.S.

Mail from two eastern termini, Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri, to San Francisco, routes from each eastern terminus met Drivers guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail Route book Fort Smith, Arkansas, and then continued through Indian Territory (), Texas.

Butterfield Overland Mail Company book "[The overland mail trail is] the longest and most important route ever established in any country" —Postmaster General Aaron Brown.

Stage line entrepreneur John Butterfield produced this record book for distribution to his conductors and station agents along the Butterfield Overland Mail trail. Butterfield Overland Mail Company Click on photos to enlarge.

To keep up with the pace of territorial expansion of the United States and to establish mail routes through it, in Marchan Act of Congress authorized the Postmaster General to hire a company to convey letter mail from a point on the Mississippi River to San Francisco.

Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Through Southern Arizona. Going East to West, the Butterfield Overland Mail Stage route started in St. Louis, went south to Ft. Smith, AR; then west through Texas to El Paso; through New Mexico to Apache Pass in Southeastern Arizona.

SPRINGDALE — A modern-day guide to the Butterfield Stagecoach Trail is now available to the public. One hundred and fifty years after John Butterfield first drove the mail route from Tipton, Mo., to San Francisco, the Heritage Trail Partners announced Thursday that the first volume of the “Drivers Guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail.

Butterfield’s Overland Mail Route The third route to California was the longest and most legendary – the Butterfield Overland Mail. InCongress authorized the Postmaster General to contract for the carriage of letters from somewhere on the Mississippi River – it would be the contractor’s choice – to San Francisco for six years.

In SeptemberCongress gave veteran stage man John Butterfield a year to put the mail service into operation. It was an impressive feat; Butterfield arranged coaches, wagons, drivers, and teams, and established relay stations along the route in only 12 months’ time.

He used existing byways where possible and built others as needed. The essential companion to this trip is the Driver's Guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail Route, Volume One: Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma by Kirby Sanders. It's a turn-by-turn, full-color vault of Old Wire information, charting the first half of John Butterfield's goliath stagecoach route.

In John Butterfield, a Missouri stage line operator, contracted with the U.S. Post Office Department to set up a southern route between St. Louis/Memphis and San Francisco.

Specified by contract, the route extended 2, miles. Butterfield inaugurated the mail service in mid-September butterfield overland mail trail route Lines were established from Missouri to Fort Smith and then points west, and from Memphis to Fort Smith, with a side-run to Little Rock.

The Butterfield Overland Trail was eclipsed by the faster Pony Express inand Civil War bushwhackers and hostile Indians in the west spelled an end for the company. View as book. SUB-COLLECTION Countries. Previous Next. View as book. /historical: Appears in an handbook "printed by Hellier and Company Publishers" for "conducters, agents, drivers, and station managers."--Wikimedia Commons.

Map of the Butterfield Overland Trail mail route through the southwestern United States Retrieved from. The Overland Mail Co. ranked as the largest stagecoach firm doing business in Texas, but Butterfield’s connection to the company ended inwhen Fargo and the other stakeholders relieved him of his day-to-day managerial authority over a difference in operational philosophy.

Butterfield’s son drove the first leg along with a reporter from the New York Herald named Waterman L. Ormsby. Their trip is recorded in a book called The Butterfield Overland Mail, ; published by the Henry E.

Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California. He has also worked in film, radio and television. Inhe was selected as a consultant to the National Park Service to prepare a substantial report and mapping survey on the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach route in the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and s: 1.

The Butterfield Overland Mail Trail ran from about to on a route that began in either Memphis or St. Louis and terminated in San Francisco carrying passengers and U.

Mail. It began with the Overland Mail Expedition, which was a test of the route. Company has been basically covered in my book The Butterfield Trail and Overland Mail Company in Arizona,this comprehensive report is prepared as an aid to historians.

Thirteen images made at the time of Butterfield’s service are used for this report. I have a book entitled "Drivers Guide to the Butterfield Overland Mail Route" Volume 1, Missouri, Akransas and Oklahoma.

by Kirby Sanders. Published by the Heritage Trail Partners, Springdale AR. I talked with Kirby via email and personally before I rode the Mo, AR. and OK sections. Butterfield stages would carry U.S. mail bags and deliver them to San Francisco in a mere 24 days.

The obstacles to getting the overland business up and running proved daunting. THE BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL. By Mary A. Helmich Interpretation and Education Division California State Parks, Download PDF of Article.

On Septembusinessman and financier John Butterfield of Utica, New York won a coveted six-year, $,a-year federal contract to transport mail twice a week between St. Louis, Missouri and San Francisco in 25 days.One of the most famous stagecoach operations in Texas was the Butterfield Overland Mail.

California settlers, unhappy with the time required for mail from the East to reach them via Panama, demanded quicker service, namely an overland stage route to the west coast.

A transcontinental mail and passenger route was authorized by an act of congress in On September 16 of that same year, John Butterfield and .