The Resource Butterfield's byway : America's first overland mail route across the West, Melody Groves, (electronic resource)

Butterfield's byway : America's first overland mail route across the West, Melody Groves, (electronic resource)

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Butterfield's byway : America's first overland mail route across the West
Title
Butterfield's byway
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America's first overland mail route across the West
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Melody Groves
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Language
eng
Summary
John Butterfield's mail service connected the East and West Coasts in one of the great entrepreneurial and pioneering stories of the American West. Until 1858, California's gold fields were reached only by horseback, wagon or ship around Cape Horn. Congress decided a 2,800-mile, twenty-five-day stagecoach line would roll from St. Louis to San Francisco. Former Utica, New York mayor Butterfield hired one thousand men and bought 1,200 horses, 600 mules, and 250 wagons. Surveying the wilderness, he built roads and two hundred way stations, graded river fords, and dug one hundred wells. Join author Melody Groves on a cross-country trip from Missouri to California, and all points in between, as she recounts the Butterfield Stage Line's amazing odyssey
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1952-
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Groves, Melody
Dewey number
917.804/09034
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Stagecoach lines
  • Stagecoaches
  • Postal service
  • Roads
  • Butterfield Overland Trail
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
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Butterfield's byway : America's first overland mail route across the West, Melody Groves, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11508871
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multicolored
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MWT11508871
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11508871
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Label
Butterfield's byway : America's first overland mail route across the West, Melody Groves, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11508871
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11508871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11508871
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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