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900 miles on the Butterfield Trail [electronic resource] / A.C. Greene ; [illustrations by Teresa Avini].

Author/Creator:
Greene, A. C., 1923-
Publication:
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 1994.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (308 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Other Title:
Nine hundred miles on the Butterfield Trail.
Subjects:
Coaching (Transportation) -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Butterfield Overland Trail.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Short as the life of the Southern Overland Mail turned out to be (1858 to 1861), the saga of the Butterfield Trail remains a high point in the westward movement. This work offers a history and guide to retrace that historic and romantic Trail, which stretches 2800 miles from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast.
Contents:
pt. I. John Butterfield's "gamble worth making" begins : from St. Louis to the Red River
pt. II. The long & dangerous days : the first overland mail trip & stations along the route
pt. III. New routes
up the Pecos, via the Guadalupes, crossing at Horsehead : to El Paso via Fort Stockton, Fort Davis and the Rio Grande
pt. IV. Modern travelers on the Butterfield Trail
the past is not past : the trail's still down there
pt. V. Crossroads
pt. VI. Epilogue : the dream ends, but legends abide.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-280) and index.
Contributor:
Avini, Teresa.
ISBN:
1-283-92424-2
1-57441-493-3
OCLC:
811505166