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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Humboldt Express, Horn’s Yreka, Fort Jones, and Scott River Tri-weekly Expres, Indian Creek Express, Jones and Edgar’s Canyon City Express, and C. C. Huntley Stage and Express.

No. 417 Sent to Frank Clark in Starr City, Nevada. Taken by Humboldt Express, a branch of Langton and Co.’s Express that ran from Virginia City to Unionville, Starr City, and other camps on the Humboldt Range during the Humboldt “Boom” in the 1860s. The cover has a colored illustration of a soldier carrying the U.S. flag looking at a sign to Washington from Baltimore.

No. 418 Sent to Huntington, Hopkins and Co. at K Street in San Francisco, California. Taken by Horn’s Yreka, Fort Jones, and Scott River Tri-weekly Express but also sent partway by Wells Fargo.

No. 419 Unused cover with a frank for Indian Creek Express with an illustration of a stagecoach.

No. 420 Sent December 1863 to Miss Mary Hendy Hart in Mount Ararat, Australia. Taken in part by Jones and Edgar’s Canyon City Express, which ran from the Dalles, Oregon, south to Canyon City and the John Day country. Arrived in Australia in May 1864.

No. 421 Sent to Levi Spear in West Braintree, Vermont. Taken in part by Jones and Edgar’s Canyon City Express.

No. 422 Sent from Helena, Montana, to A. W. Taylor in Fredonia, New York. Taken in part by C. C. Huntley Stage and Express Line, which operated from Helena to Fort Benton in 1867 and afterward from Helena to Hellgate through Deer Lodge in 1868.

Photograph of Starr City, Nevada in 1937.