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BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND STAGE Stage service operated between St. Louis and San Francisco between 1857 and The route was miles and took 25 days on average. El Paso, Texas was an important station along the way. The railroad would not arrive there until

La Posta de Mesilla. Formerly the post for the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach line. Mesilla was almost exactly mid-way between St. Louis, Missouri and San Francisco, California and was the most important Overland Stage Station between the two points. Old Mesilla, NM

Laporte, CO

Overland Trail Stagecoach Station marker, Cache La Poudre Chapter #NSDAR, Daughters of the American Revolution

Sep. 15, 1858: The new Overland Mail Company sent out its first two stages, inaugurating government mail service between the eastern and western regions of the nation.

Stanwix Station- Stanwix Station, in western Arizona, was a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach line built in the later 1850s near the Gila River about 80 miles (130 km) east of Yuma, Arizona.

The Hotel Nevada, Ely Nevada: Ely sprang to life in 1870, not as a mining town, but as a stagecoach stop and post office along the Pony Express’ Central Overland Route. The town was designated the White Pine County seat in 1887 and supported surrounding mining camps such as Cherry Creek and Osceola. But Ely’s real development was a result of its own mining; in 1906, copper mining took hold and the population boomed as the state’s gold mines were beginning to fade, driving hungry miners to…

Fountain Springs- was a settlement established in Tulare County before 1855, at the junction of the Stockton - Los Angeles Road and the road to the Kern River gold mines. From 1858 to 1861, Fountain Springs was a station on the Butterfield Overland Mail route, 14 miles southeast of Tule River Station and 12 miles north of Mountain House.