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Travel by coach, stage coach

The Butterfield Overland Mail Company ran a stage line of 2,800 miles  in 1858 that could deliver mail from St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco in 25 days,with twice a week departures. The responsibility and priority of the Butterfield line … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Trail – the ending

Wagon Ruts The first expedition to cross the plains of the American west for commercial purposes was led by William Becknell in 1821. Accompanied by five other men on horseback Becknell mapped a trail over the unexplored prairie to Santa Fe, New … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Trail – Pecos Ruins

Mission Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Pecos September of 1839 Matthew C. Field, a journalist travelling in northern New Mexico, spent the night with a Dr. David Waldo in the Pecos church about 18 miles east of Santa Fe. … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Trail – Fort Union

1851-1891 The conflict starts when there is migration followed by possession, sometimes there is greed involved. They say a clash of culture or one of ideology is to blame. There are insults and retribution, and invasion or defense, the broken … Continue reading

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