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
Wanted! “Young, skinny and wiry” orphans preferred. This kind of advertisement would probably get you in legal trouble today. But the job was dangerous and boys with no family ties wouldn’t be missed. They needed boys who were lightweight to put less stress on the horse. The advisement worked; with pay of $25 a week and the lure of adventure they had plenty of job seekers. This advertisement show how much our society has changed in 150 years.
Perhaps the most historic stagecoach in existence is the famous Deadwood Stage (coach), which was carried for many years by Buffalo Bill in his Wild West shows all over America and Europe. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images