Stage Fare $200 in Gold

In June 1907, when stagecoach travel was rapidly being replaced by the railroads, an old, yellowed handbill happened to surface. “Atchison, Kansas to San Francisco, California in 35 days; fare, only $200 in gold” read the heading. Issued by the Atchison and California stagecoach line in 1857, the handbill advertised the line’s Continue reading Stage Fare $200 in Gold

June Events: Stagecoach Service to Yankee Jim’s, 1852

stagecoach sketch

In 1850, as fortune-hunters from all over the world scoured the foothills across ever-widening vistas from the original California gold discovery at Coloma two years previously, a horse thief calling himself Continue reading June Events: Stagecoach Service to Yankee Jim’s, 1852