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Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
September 10, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

-Butterfield Stage and John Warren Butterfield- Circa 1860s

On the 15th of September 1858 the newly formed Butterfield Overland Mail Company sent its first Concord stages on their inaugural journey across the United States. One stage left Saint Louis, Missouri and another left San Francisco, California and within 25 days, each would reach their destination on the opposite end of the Overland Route.

The history of our Nebraska Panhandle does not include this historic event in the annals of N...

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