The Butterfield Overland Mail Co. celerity wagon transferring mail to more comfortable local stages. From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, Oct. 23, 1858.
The Butterfield Overland Mail Co. celerity wagon transferring mail to more comfortable local stages. From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, Oct. 23, 1858. Courtesy image
The Butterfield Overland Mail Co. celerity wagon transferring mail to more comfortable local stages. From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, Oct. 23, 1858. Courtesy image

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Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger is a professor emeritus of history at Cal Poly and past president of the California Mission Studies Association.