Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Butterfield Overland Mail Celebrations

In the coming days, history enthusiasts will be celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first overland mail delivery by stagecoach, the Butterfield Overland Mail.
Pictured here is part of the southern route which wasn't used until 1859, through Fort Davis. Starting at the Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then along Fort Street in the community of Fort Davis, visitors can still walk the longest unpaved portion of the route, almost two miles.
Stop along the way to visit the Overland Trail Museum which celebrates local history!
And take a look at other celebrations planned across the state at:

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