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The Butterfield Overland Mail

Only Through Passenger on the First Westbound Stage (Huntington Library Publications)

by Waterman L. Ormsby

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Published by Huntington Library Press .
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    Subjects:
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • United States - 19th Century/Old West,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • United States - State & Local - West,
  • History / General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsLyle H. Wright (Editor), Josephine M. Bynum (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages179
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8377124M
    ISBN 100873282329
    ISBN 109780873282321

    Ely’s presentation will take the audience on a first-hand trip along the Butterfield Overland Mail Route through Coke, Irion and Tom Green counties. Following his presentation, Ely will conduct a signing session for his book, “The Texas Frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail.” Ely is a Texas historian, author and documentary producer. Buy a cheap copy of The Butterfield Overland Mail: Only book by Waterman L. Ormsby. This is the classic firsthand account by Waterman L. Ormsby, a reporter who in crossed the western states as the sole through passenger of the Butterfield Free shipping over $Cited by: 5.

    This is the classic firsthand account by Waterman L. Ormsby, a reporter who in crossed the western states as the sole through passenger of the Butterfield Overland Mail stage on its first trip from St. Louis to San Francisco. Ormsby’s reports, which soon appeared in the New York Herald, are lively and exciting. The Butterfield Overland Mail, Description “Remember boys, nothing on God’s earth must stop the United States mail!”—John Butterfield’s instructions to his drivers. Over a period of eighteen years beginning in the s, from their home in El Paso (once known as Franklin City), Texas, roughly halfway between St. Louis and.

    Buy the Book! Self-Guided History a Butterfield stage wagon passenger. Note that the two graves in the lower left corner are those of the three Butterfield employees murdered during the September 9, massacre. (Courtesy of Gerald T. Ahnert, Butterfield Overland Mail historian.) The "shark fin" hill behind the ruins is a useful reference. The Texas Frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail, – may well be the most fascinating and intelligently written book I have read in decades. Glen Sample Ely offers us an exhaustively researched, compelling story, sumptuously illustrated throughout. This is frontier history at its best.


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'The Butterfield Overland Mail' was read in researching pertinent data for my historical novel 'The Huntress'.

The book describes in detail the first journey of this short-lived, stagecoach, mail-delivery enterprise across the southern United States in the by: 5.

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The Butterfield Overland Mail book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is the classic firsthand account by Waterman L. Ormsby, /5(16). 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.

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He was familiar with the Butterfield Overland Mail from his travels but this book answered for him persistant questions.

In John Butterfield of Utica, N.Y. won a government contract of $, a year for six years to carry mail from St Louis to San Francisco twice a week. The Butterfield Overland Mail, Volume III, Atlas (American Trail Series, V) by Conkling, Roscoe P.; Conkling, Margaret B.

and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ormsby, Waterman Lilly, Butterfield overland mail. San Marino, Calif., the Huntington. “The Texas Frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail, – may well be the most fascinating and intelligently written book I have read in decades.

Glen Sample Ely offers us an exhaustively researched, compelling story, sumptuously illustrated throughout. Many efforts were made over the years to detail the Butterfield Overland Mail route through West Texas. The team of Roscoe and Margaret Conkling conducted the most famous, documented in their two-volume book, ‘Butterfield Overland Mail’ (Conkling).

This route study is still considered today to be the most accurate and a sort of bible. Read this book on Questia.

Contemporary accounts of travel on the Overland Mail Company's stage line during the years towhen it was operating between St. Louis and Memphis, the two eastern terminals, and San Francisco, are all too few. 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.

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