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Butterfield Overland Mail Co. Celerity Wagon
Early Transportation


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A Butterfield Overland Mail Co. celerity wagon from an 1858 drawing by William Hayes Hilton. Wild mules were often used and were a constant problem. This style of stage, known as a stage wagon, was used from Los Angeles to Fort Smith, Ark.

From the Huntington Library and used in "A Ride on a Butterfield Stagecoach" in "The Butterfield Trail and Overland Mail Company in Arizona, 1858-1861" by Gerald T. Ahnert, 2011.

Read: Construction of the Overland Mail Co. Stage Line in California by Gerald T. Ahnert, 2014.


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STAGE LINES, COACHES, WAGONS

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Butterfield's Overland Mail Stations, SCV & Environs

Read: Overland Mail Co. Stage Line in California


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Backgrounder: Express Companies & Staging in California

Ripley: San Fernando (Newhall) Pass Part 11


Perkins: Early Transportation


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Jackass Mail, 1857/61

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Timetable, Southern Route Through Tejon 1858

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Butterfield Coach 1858

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Butterfield Celerity Wagon 1858

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Butterfield Wagon 1861

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Mud Wagon x4

Primer for Writers


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