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900 Miles on the Butterfield Trail
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“Remember, boys, nothing on God's earth must stop the United States mail!” said John Butterfield to his drivers. Short as the life of the Southern Overland Mail turned out to be (1858 to 1861), the saga of the Butterfield Trail remains a high point in the westward movement. A. C. Greene offers a history and guide to retrace that historic and romantic Trail, which stretches 2800 miles from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. “A fine mix of past and present to appeal to scholar and lay reader alike.”—Robert M. Utley, author of The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents, Acknowledgments, Map
  2. pp. vii-xiii
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  1. A New Look
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Part I. John Butterfield's "gamble worth making" Begins—From St. Louis to the Red River
  2. pp. 7-31
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  1. Part II. The Long & Dangerous Days—The First Overland Mail Trip & Stations Along the Route
  2. pp. 33-92
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  1. Part III. New Routes—Up the Pecos, via the Guadalupes; Crossing at Horsehead: to El Paso via Fort Stockton, Fort Davis and the Rio Grande
  2. pp. 93-127
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  1. Part IV. Modern Travelers on the Butterfield Trail—The Past Is Not Past: The Trail's Still Down There
  2. pp. 129-213
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  1. Part V. Crossroads
  2. pp. 215-260
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  1. Part VI. Epilogue—The Dream Ends, But Legends Abide
  2. pp. 261-271
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 273-280
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 281-293
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