The Butterfield Overland Mail: Only Through Passenger on the First Westbound Stage (Ormsby)

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The Butterfield Overland Mail: Only Through Passenger on the First Westbound Stage (Ormsby)

This is the classic firsthand account by Waterman L. Ormsby, a reporter who in 1858 crossed the western states as the sole through passenger of the Butterfield Overland Mail stage on its first trip from St. Louis to San Francisco. Ormsby's reports, which promptly appeared in the New York Herald, are lively and exciting. He describes the journey in close detail, giving full accounts of the conveyances, the accommodations, the other passengers, the country through which they passed, the dangers to which they were exposed, and the constant necessity for speed.

Editorial Reviews
Review
A most interesting account of the first westbound trip of an overland mail stage. -- Southern California Historical Society Quarterly

The best narrative of the trip and one of the best accounts of western travel by stage. -- Pacific Historical Review

This book will prove interesting to all who care for travelogues and the history of the West. -- Journal of Economic History --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Waterman L. Ormsby was a special correspondent for the New York Herald.

Publisher     Huntington Library Press; 1 edition edition
Language     English
Product Dimensions     0.6 x 6 x 8.9 inches

Price: $24.95
SKU: BG63