By William Elsey Connelley
Root used to be inspired through recognized writer William Connelley to jot down his recollections and submit them into publication shape, which he did in 1901 in his e-book, "The Overland degree to California". His booklet is the best e-book at the historical past of stagecoaching within the west. This quantity treats fairly of that part of the direction extending from the Missouri river to Denver. It abounds in incident and experience.
"The Overland level to California" is an unique medley of non-public memories, border stories, and old narrative illustrated by way of hand drawn photos that decoration the textual content. The ebook is the results of nice hard work and of painstaking attempt to get info. Mr. Root was once an exhibit messenger in early days, and such memories of the tough lifetime of 40 years in the past as he has given represent the easiest a part of the booklet, that's more likely to end up of serious provider to the historian who's endeavoring to recreate the western movement.
The Overland path was once famously utilized by the Overland degree corporation owned through Ben Holladay to run mail and passengers to Salt Lake urban, Utah, through stagecoaches within the early 1860s. ranging from Atchison, the path descended into Colorado prior to looping again as much as southern Wyoming and rejoining the Oregon path at citadel Bridger. The level line operated until eventually 1869 whilst the finishing touch of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad eradicated the necessity for mail provider through the' stagecoach. is still of level stops are scattered all through Wyoming and northerly Colorado together with good preserved structures at Virginia Dale, Colorado and element of Rocks, Wyoming.
The price of this booklet lies in its fidelity—in its strict adherence to fact and its faithfulness to truth. it really is, firstly, a ancient paintings, the tale of an eye-witness; yet within the relation of historic incidents it frequently touches the tale of the romance of the plains. possibly its valuable venture sooner or later could be to maintain the true spirit of the 1st mammoth organizations of the nice West. those corporations have been of a lot second of their day, yet have been simply the forerunners of higher issues. The vastness of the expanse and the stipulations latest upon it made it essential to do issues on a better scale than within the payment and improvement of the other component to the continent. it's been said—and really said—that the conquest of the nice western barren region, a few of the occasions of that are portrayed during this quantity, constitutes the main interesting romance in all heritage.
I. The Overland Mail
II. the good American wasteland — domestic of the Buffalo
III. First day-by-day Overland Mail
IV. The Overland degree Line
V. The Overland Pony exhibit
VI. development the Pacific Telegraph and Railroads
VII. pleasure over the Pike's top Gold Discovery
VIII. at the Early heritage of Colorado
IX. Denver's Early japanese Mail
X. My First journey around the Plains
XI. The Platte Valley, castle Kearney, and so on.
XII. The Overland degree Drivers
XIII. Overland Freighting — New Routes
XIV. Appointed Mail Agent at Latham
XV. Indian Raids, and Adventures at the Plains
XVI. My final journey at the Overland degree
XVII. Smoky Hill direction — Butterfield's Overland Despatch
XVIII. memories of Early Atchison
XIX. caricature of Overland level owner
XX. many of the outdated Pioneers
XXI. extra in regards to the "Overland,"
XXII. Incidents of the "Overland,"
XXIII. Marysville and Marshall County— The Oketo Cut-off
XXIV. Miscellaneous Happenings at the "Overland,"
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The Overland Stage to California: Personal Reminiscences and Authentic History of the Great Overland Stage Line and Pony Express from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean (1901) by William Elsey Connelley