Wells Fargo History
Wells Fargo’s sturdy Concord stagecoaches were crafted of the finest materials by the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord, New Hampshire, coach makers of the highest reputation. Wells Fargo stagecoaches provided speedy service across a vast territory in the nineteenth century. The (Butterfield) Overland route stretched to the Pacific starting in 1858. From 1866-69, Wells Fargo operated the major overland stagecoach
routes west of the Missouri River, covering 2,500 miles of territory from California to Nebraska, Arizona to Idaho. Skilled drivers guided coaches pulled by teams of four or six horses, at an average speed of five miles per hour. There were stops every twelve miles to change horses, and about every forty-five miles to allow driver and passengers to eat a quick meal.
Wells Fargo stagecoaches carried passengers and express across a huge territory in the nineteenth century. Learn More
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Here are some of Wells Fargo’s historical stagecoaches—then and now. Learn More