Mail Coach. The York-London mail coach in the collection of the National Science Museum, London, has "Royal Mail," "VR [for Queen Victoria]," and "No. 14" painted on its side. Photograph by George P. Landow.
The term "Oregon Trail" was a matter of convenience. Technically there were three trails, more generally referred to as the "Emigrant Trail": - Oregon Trail (to Oregon's Willamette Valley) - California Trail and Mormon Trail (to Salt Lake City, Utah,) In Nebraska Territory, around Sweetwater Crossing, the three trails share the same route. The entire journey was around 2000 miles, taking about 4-6 months. (photo: Circled wagon train near Devil's Gate)
“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Despite her age, she never missed a day of work in the ten years she carried the mail and earned the nickname “Stagecoach” for her reliability. Fields loved the job, despite the many...
“Deadwood gained its notoriety in the late 19th century as a lawless gold mining town. In 1874, General Custer led an expedition to the Black Hills territory owned by the Lakota. During his search, he found gold. This started the rush and Deadwood was formed in 1876. Within 6 months Deadwood’s population reached around 4,800 people. “The town attained notoriety for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok.” - Wikipedia