Stagecoach Travel

Author: Louise Allen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747815372
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 4024
The stagecoach was the travel wonder of its age: passengers could board a fast coach and be shuttled from one end of the country to the other, stopping only in stages to hitch up fresh horses and take a little light refreshment at coaching inns. Though coaches first appeared in the sixteenth century, stagecoach travel reached its heyday between about 1750 and 1850, leading to great improvements in British roads, which in return encouraged faster and expanded services. This book details the routes, proprietors and coaching inns, the customers and why they chose to travel, and also the perils of early road travel, including highwaymen. The legacy of stagecoach travel is also explored, making this an essential introduction.


Wells Fargo and the American West
Author: Philip L. Fradkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074322762X
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 7219
Sweeping in scope, as revealing of an era as it is of a company, Stagecoach is the epic story of Wells Fargo and the American West, by award-winning writer Philip L. Fradkin. The trail of Wells Fargo runs through nearly every imaginable landscape and icon of frontier folklore: the California Gold Rush, the Pony Express, the transcontinental railroad, the Civil and Indian Wars. From the Great Plains to the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean, the company's operations embraced almost all social, cultural, and economic activities west of the Mississippi, following one of the greatest migrations in American history. Fortune seekers arriving in California after the discovery of gold in 1849 couldn't bring the necessities of home with them. So Wells Fargo express offices began providing basic services such as the exchange of gold dust for coin, short-term deposits and loans, and reliable delivery and receipt of letters, money, and goods to and from distant places. As its reputation for speed and dependability grew, the sight of a red-and-yellow Wells Fargo stagecoach racing across the prairie came to symbolize not only safe passage but faith in a nation's progress. In fact, for a time Wells Fargo was the most powerful and widespread institution in the American West, even surpassing the presence of the federal government. Stagecoach is a fascinating and rare combination of Western and business history. Along with its colorful association with the frontier -- Wyatt Earp, Black Bart, Buffalo Bill -- readers will discover that swiftness, security, and connectivity have been constants in Wells Fargo's history, and that these themes remain just as important today, 150 years later.

Stage-coach Days in the Bluegrass

Being an Account of Stage-coach Travel and Tavern Days in Lexington and Central Kentucky, 1800-1900
Author: John Winston Coleman
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813131061
Category: History
Page: 286
View: 9962

Benjamin Hale: New England Stagecoach Pioneer

Author: Dr. G. William Freeman
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483456587
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 8272
Hale started as a young Jehu in his father’s single coach business, and at age 26 he was managing the family business. He then organized and consolidated opposing stage lines to launch the Eastern Stage Company. During the difficult times of economic hardship in Newburyport, Hale continued to provide passenger and mail service from Newburyport to Boston and Portsmouth NH. In 1814, Hale purchased a large brick building for the new Wolfe Tavern which became the headquarters of Eastern Stage. The Eastern Stage Company was successful and became an acknowledged power in the stagecoach industry for more than 20 years. In 1833, Eastern had 500 horses and 60 stages, was debt-free, and had no accidents or injuries. Hale was later awarded a Presidential appointment as the Postmaster in Newburyport, a prestigious position in town.

Stagecoach West

Author: Ralph Moody
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803282452
Category: History
Page: 341
View: 8954
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 beyond. Its story is one of grand rivalries, political chicanery, and gaudy publicity stunts, traders, fortune hunters, outlaws, courageous drivers, and indefatigable detectives. We meet colorful characters such as Charlie Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver who took an amazing secret to his death: “he” was actually a woman. Using contemporary accounts, illustrations, maps, and photographs to flesh out his narrative, Moody creates one of the most important accounts of transportation history to date.

Stage-Coach and Tavern Days

Author: Alice Morse Earle
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 0788408208
Category: History
Page: 449
View: 883
A comprehensive study, both light-hearted and serious, of the enormous role of taverns and modes of travel in colonial culture. Some of the chapters discuss the Puritan ordinary, the tavern landlord, tavern fare and tavern ways, signs and symbols, the tav

Stage-Coach Days In The Bluegrass

Author: J. Winston Coleman Jr.
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813157374
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 9839
When Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass was first published in 1935 by the Standard Press in Louisville, the New York Times reviewer described "this charming work" as "an interesting example of that very useful class of books, local histories, which so rarely get the attention they deserve." Along with his focus on the development of stage-coach travel, Coleman covers details such as pioneer roads, taverns, travelers' experiences, mail carriers, and the coming of the railroad. This fascinating look at an age gone by is truly a work of regional culture.

Express and Stagecoach Days in California

From the Gold Rush to the Civil War
Author: Oscar Osburn Winther
Publisher: N.A
Category: California
Page: 197
View: 7148

Stagecoach and Tavern Tales of the Old Northwest

Author: Harry Ellsworth Cole
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809321254
Category: History
Page: 376
View: 7765
One journalist curious about life in the taverns along the stagecoach lines in Wisconsin and northern Illinois from the early 1800s until the 1880s was Harry Ellsworth Cole. While he could not sample strong ales at all of the taverns he wrote about, Cole did study newspaper accounts, wrote hundreds of letters to families of tavern owners, read widely in regional history, and traveled extensively throughout the territory. The result, according to Brunet, is a "nostalgic, sometimes romantic, well-written, and easily digested social history." At Cole’s death, historian Louise Phelps Kellogg edited his manuscript, which in this case involved turning his notes and illustrations into a book and publishing it with the Arthur H. Clark Company in 1930.

Introduction to Tourism' 2007 Ed.

Author: F. Leuterio
Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
ISBN: 9789712346972
Page: 151
View: 4707

Historic Inns of Southern West Virginia

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439619387
Category: Travel
Page: 128
View: 3626
Southern West Virginia possesses great natural beauty and a rich history in which lodging has played a significant role. This book traces the evolution of lodging in the area from the late 1700s to the present. The various types of accommodations included log cabins; lodging in rail, coal, and lumber communities; picturesque stagecoach stops; state parks; bed-and-breakfasts; and opulent mineral springs hotels. During the Civil War, many of the springs hotels and stagecoach stops were used for army hospitals and headquarters. This volume provides glimpses of quaint towns such as Bramwell, Fayetteville, Union, and Lewisburg, as well as the more commercial towns of Princeton, Bluefield, Hinton, Beckley, Glen Jean, Gary, Cass, Ronceverte, Marlinton, Coalwood, Rainelle, and Glen Rogers.

Out in Public

Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-century America
Author: Alison Piepmeier
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807855690
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 278
View: 8533
Images of the corseted, domestic, white middle-class female and the black woman as slave mammy or jezebel loom large in studies of nineteenth-century womanhood, despite recent critical work exploring alternatives to those images. In Out in Public,

Roads Were Not Built for Cars

How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring
Author: Carlton Reid
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916883
Category: Architecture
Page: 376
View: 6279
Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.

Sketches at Home and Abroad

A Critical Edition of Selections from the Writings of Nathaniel Parker Willis
Author: Nathaniel Parker Willis,Jon Miller
Publisher: The University of Akron Press
ISBN: 1931968756
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 219
View: 3695
Critics and general readers highly regarded the poetry and prose of Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806"1867) during the American Renaissance of creative literature in the decades before the Civil War. As an editor and frequent contributor to one of the young nation's most successful and elegant literary magazines, The New-York Mirror, Willis achieved an international reputation for his witty and worldly tales and letters. This new edition collects outstanding examples of Willis's short fiction written at the peak of his abilities. This scholarly edition of important short fiction by N. P. Willis includes a general introduction and many short essays describing literary and historical contexts that provide information for the modern reader. This is the first in the University of Akron Press's Critical Editions in Early American Literature series.

Travel and Roads in England

Author: Virginia A. LaMar
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780918016232
Category: Travel
Page: 46
View: 3840

The Stagecoach in Northern California

Rough Rides, Gold Camps & Daring Drivers
Author: Cheryl Anne Stapp
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625847327
Category: History
Page: 144
View: 1986
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.

Stagecoach East

Stagecoach Days in the East from the Colonial Period to the Civil War
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes,Peter T. Rohrbach
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
Category: Coaching
Page: 220
View: 6045
Uses selections from newspapers, travel journals, diaries and government records to describe what it was like to travel by stagecoach

Blood and Shadow

Author: Margaret Nelson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490735062
Category: Fiction
Page: 120
View: 5575
Bonita Valdez Rand has escaped from her brothers custody in Mexico and now rides into New Mexico to kill Chad Donovan, the man responsible for her late husbands death and for ruining her life. On the stagecoach, she meets Andrew Hilgendorf, a man searching for his notorious older brother Nick Doran at Donovans Bar CD ranch, a gathering place for outlaws. There is a lot of tension leading to a major gunfight involving most of the characters in the book, including Bonitas brother, who has followed her from Mexico City. With the help of Nick and Andrew, Bonita kills her brother and Donovan and Donovans son Kerwin. The Bar CD outlaws are killed or captured by lawmen, including Nick, who is alive but seriously wounded and in the custody of Bob Fleming, a Texas Ranger friend of Andrews.

Runaway Heart

Author: Jane Peart
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310412714
Category: Fiction
Page: 231
View: 8923
"End of the line!" The stagecoach driver's shout sent a chill down Holly Lambeth's spine. What an ominous sound! Was Riverbend, Oregon, to be the end of the line for her? She had come West to escape the swirling gossip about her broken engagement. She had come to escape the humiliation of being jilted. She came here to find a welcome new life, but her cousin's chilly reception tells her she has made a terrible mistake. Here in Riverbend, 2,000 miles from Kentucky, in a town barely more than a mining camp, Holly faces the fact that she is unwanted and unwelcome. Knowing this unhappy truth, Holly reaches another conclusion. Only she can change her situation. Both the sophisticated editor of the local newspaper, as well as the town's dedicated doctor, are attracted to the pretty newcomer. But Holly has more than romance on her mind. An unforeseen opportunity presents a challenge that brings Holly to a decision that will not only change her, but alter her own vision of her future.

When Law Was in the Holster

The Frontier Life of Bob Paul
Author: John Boessenecker
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806187743
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 504
View: 4605
One of the great lawmen of the Old West, Bob Paul (1830–1901) cast a giant shadow across the frontiers of California and Arizona Territory for nearly fifty years. Today he is remembered mainly for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the stirring events surrounding the famous 1881 gunfight near the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. This long-overdue biography fills crucial gaps in Paul’s story and recounts a life of almost constant adventure. As told by veteran western historian John Boessenecker, this story is more than just a western shoot-’em-up, and it reveals Paul to be far more than a blood-and-thunder gunfighter. Beginning with Paul’s boyhood adventures as a whaler in the South Pacific, the author traces his journey to Gold Rush California, where he served respectively as constable, deputy sheriff, and sheriff in Calaveras County, and as Wells Fargo shotgun messenger and detective. Then, in the turbulent 1880s, Paul became sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, and a railroad detective for the Southern Pacific. In 1890 President Benjamin Harrison appointed him U.S. marshal of Arizona Territory. Transcending local history, Paul’s story provides an inside look into the rough-and-tumble world of frontier politics, electoral corruption, Mexican-U.S. relations, border security, vigilantism, and western justice. Moreover, issues that were important in Paul’s career—illegal immigration, smuggling on the Mexican border, youth gangs, racial discrimination, ethnic violence, and police-minority relations—are as relevant today as they were during his lifetime.