Sunday, August 26, 2012

Old Stage Coach Road: Pea Ridge National Battlefield

This old road was part of the first overland mail route, St. Louis to San Francisco.  First trip 1858, last 1861.  Longest, greatest and best conducted stage and mail route of the world, 2795 miles.  Service twice weekly.  Fare $200.  Time 25 days.  140 stations enroute for exchange of horses and passengers.  Service ended by Civil War.

Marked By
Pea Ridge National Park Association

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