The Stagecoach in Northern California

The Stagecoach in Northern California

Author: Cheryl Anne Stapp

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625847324

Category: History

Page: 144

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New England stagemen followed thousands of bedazzled gold rushers out west in 1849, carving out the first public overland transportation routes in California. Daring drivers like Hank Monk navigated treacherous terrain, while entrepreneurs such as James Birch, Jared Crandall and Louis McLane founded stagecoach companies traveling from Stockton to the Oregon border and over the formidable Sierra Nevada. Stagecoaches hauling gold from isolated mines to big-city safes were easy targets for highwaymen like Black Bart. Road accidents could end in disaster--coaches even tumbled down mountainsides. Journey back with author Cheryl Anne Stapp to an era before the railroad and automobile arrived and discover the wild history of stagecoach travel in California.
The Stagecoach in Northern California
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Cheryl Anne Stapp
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-08 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

New England stagemen followed thousands of bedazzled gold rushers out west in 1849, carving out the first public overland transportation routes in California. Daring drivers like Hank Monk navigated treacherous terrain, while entrepreneurs such as James Birch, Jared Crandall and Louis McLane founded stagecoach companies traveling from Stockton to the
Stagecoach West
Language: en
Pages: 341
Authors: Ralph Moody
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-06-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Stagecoach West is a comprehensive history of stagecoaching west of the Missouri. Starting with the evolution of overland passenger transportation, Moody moves on to paint a lively and informative picture of western stagecoaching, from its early short runs through its rise with the gold rush, its zenith of 1858–68, and