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Butterfield Overland Mail, The

Butterfield Overland Mail, The

Broadcast: April 2, 1957
Added: Oct 15 2018

Prior to the advent of the railroad, the means of fast transportation cross country was the stage coach. From St Louis, Missouri to El Paso, Texas and through Arizona to Los Angeles, and then to San Francisco - a distance of 2795 miles, ran the Butterfield Overland Mail. Our story opens with a group of hard looking men sat astride their horses, discussing the cargo of the stage which is just passing by...