Stagecoach Era

Wells Fargo Stagecoach Crosses the West. Bill Tipton, 1982.

"I wish you and Nellie could see the coach that brought us to Bodie. It is a four-horse Concord stage. A shotgun messenger, with a sawed-off shotgun, sits up on the high seat in front with the driver. He has the Wells Fargo Express box between his feet. Going out it is full of gold bullion; coming in it is full of gold coin."

- From Doctor Nellie, the autobiography of Helen MacKnight Doyle, M.D., 1879.


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