Titre : Overland California Mail / Letter / From / ...
Éditeur : no publisher; Washington DC; nc/1865
Date d'édition : 1865
Reliure : Soft cover
; 26 pp.; Wraps; F-; Two sewn signatures, 38th Congress / 2nd Session / HR-Ex Doc 24 / January 16, 1865, never bound up. Primary documents concerned with letting the overland mail route contract from Atchison, Kansas to Virginia City, Nevada are reproduced. Specifications include: routes, way stations and scheduled timetables. A list of resulting bidders and bids is included. After several false starts, detailed by quoted telegrams, the bid was let to Ben Holladay and his Overland Mail Company. "In 1864 Holladay was awarded a four-year contract.for the mail eastward of Salt Lake City.Suffering financial reverses as a result of Indian attacks upon his stagecoaches, way stations, and stock in 1865, Holladay sold out the following year to Wells Fargo & Co."--Lamar's Encyclopedia of the American West . . [kwA_ / kansas ks ks. kan kan. dodge city wichita topeka salina emporia olathe arkansas city belleville lindsborg hays / / nevada nv nv. nev nev. reno las vegas winnemucca truckee elko wendover humboldt / / colorado co co. colo colo. denver leadville springs boulder cripple creek aspen vail durango fort collins ft. collins ft.collins montrose aspen breckenridge golden cheyenne wells / / / arizona az az. ariz ariz. tucson phoenix flagstaff mesa yuma prescott grand canyon / / / new mexico nm n.m. taos santa fe albuquerque las cruces pueblo gallup glorieta espanola tucumcari cibola gila caballo socorro espanola watrous maxwell springer santa rosa roswell mescalero cloudcroft clovis clayton carlsbad columbus / / ]. N° de réf. du libraire 10752
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