Creator

Date Original

1957-1958

Description

This collection contains newsletters, memos, and programs for the Overland Mail Centennial and the Butterfield Mail Centennial between 1957 and 1958

Biographical/Historical Note

The Butterfield Overland Mail Company was established by John Butterfield of Utica, New York, in 1857. He contracted with the United States Postmaster General to transport the mail from the Mississippi River to San Francisco, California, including a major route from Memphis, Tennessee, to Fort Smith, Arkansas, and a route form St. Louis through Missouri and northwest Arkansas, including stops in Fayetteville and Elkhorn Tavern, and ending in Fort Smith, Arkansas. In 1957 and 1958, the Butterfield and Overland mail celebrated their centennials.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newsletters, memos, and programs for the Overland Mail Centennial and the Butterfield Mail Centennial between 1957 and 1958

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.063.010

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Overland Mail Company centennial papers, SMC.064.010

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Overland Mail Company centennial papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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