Creator

Date Original

1860

Description

This collection contains a bill for two boxes to be shipped to Van Buren, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Butterfield Overland Mail Company was established in 1857 with the purpose of moving mail across the county as quickly as possible. The overland routes began in Memphis, Tennessee and Saint Louis, Missouri, then connected in Fort Smith, Arkansas and ended in San Francisco, California. The stagecoach journey took about twenty-two days to complete. Passengers could take the entire trip one way for $200.00. The route was known by several names, including the Oxbow Route and the Butterfield Stage. With the beginning of the Civil War, it was discontinued although the Confederacy continued to operate the southern portion of the line.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; California; Missouri; Tennesse

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.013.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Butterfield Overland Mail Company way-bill, SMC.013.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Butterfield Overland Mail Company way-bill, 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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