Mack Released in 2012, Plush Pony Mack was named after a stagecoach horse from the 1860s.

Mack helped pull a stagecoach on the Pioneer Stage Line from Placerville, California, to Carson City, Nevada. Mack and 600 other horses pulled eight stages daily for the Pioneer Line, which Wells Fargo acquired in 1864.

In 1865 journalist J. Ross Browne was a passenger on a stagecoach ride to Nevada’s silver mines. He was impressed by the way old Charlie, an experienced driver, encouraged his six-horse team along the steep, dusty road and the downhill run, calling them each by name. Browne observed that “Charlie loved his horses with a kind of paternal affection.”

Mack-hist Customers for the Pioneer Stage Company saw this illustration of stagecoach horses when they looked at their list of stops.

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Mack Activity Book

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