"Unfortunately a lot of the older western magazines had a great deal wrong about the Butterfield Overland Mail Company. My area of interest has been the Arizona section of this line. One of the most abused parts of this history is the many…"
"HI GERALD! GREAT PHOTOS OF THE OLD WEST. SOMEHOW THEY DISSAPPEARED FROM THIS SITE. MAYBE YOU COULD PLEASE RE SUB MIT THEM. A GREAT SOURCE FOR INFO ON STAGECOACH LINES WAS THE OLD MAGAZINES TRUE TREASURE AND THIS MAGAZINE IF YOUR LUCKY TO HAVE…"
" LA POSTA HAD BEEN IN THE SAME FAMILY FOR YEARS IN MESILLA NEW MEXICO. MY GRANDMOTHER MOVED FROM HER HOTEL ON THE WHITE SANDS IN THE EARLY SIXTIES. AS A KID I WAS TOLD BILLY THE KID STAYED IN THE MAKESHIFT JAIL ,NOW THE…"
La Posta is one of the few restaurants in the southwest that actually is correct in their claim that they were a Butterfield Stage Station.
Kirby Sanders has compiled a report for the National Park Service to support making the Butterfield…"
"I have eaten at the La Posta De Mesilla in New Mexico--the menu they had when I was there with my parents in the 1960s was RAAAAADDD and I understand that at that time it was the Only Butterfield Station that was still serving the public just as it…"
"HOWDY! MANY OF THE MODERN BACKROADS OF THE AMERICAN WEST FOLLOW THE OLD STAGE COACH LINES. SOMETIMES YOU CAN SEE THE SMALL TRAILS CARVED INTO THE HILLSIDES ALONG THE HIGHWAY. CONRAD HILTONS FIRST MOTEL WAS HIS DADS OLD STAGECOACH STATION IN…"
"Just found this group and hope I will find info on lines and routes. I have a stage hold-up in my novel "Homesteader" which actually took place in 1887 and was never adequetly solved. I moved the date a few weeks to fit in with my story…"
"They tamed a land
Now they are gone
forgotten by youth
the hard men and women
of the old west
thru wind rain and pain
they did not fail
with only a strong will
and a dream
failure was death
so death had to fail
"The Texas Ranger known near and far for being what all Men
want to be.
Big Tall Skinny short
there is no doubt
that when you
see the Texas Star
that respect is
in the air
God watch over the men
who wear the…"
"New here! I do not pretend to be a poet, but love to read it!
Is there any open country left
to many folks to get any peace
God made this land for man
so go up on a hill closer to the clouds
lay on the ground and look up and
find peace again!"
Hi Jim...my husband worked for several years in the Lee Vining area on Hwy 395 (they rebuilt 395 and built the 2 arch bridges over Rush Creek)...I would pack the girls up and drive the 6 hours north to visit him on the weekend and we'd explore the area...I love the eastern Sierra and just loved your photos. My husband knows where you pics were taken but those were places I haven't been to yet. Thanks to your pictures I'll have to pack up the girls, the hub, and trailer and make a trip up there soon (hehe after winter!) Thanks for posting!
HI. THE TWO PHOTOS OF THE TUNNELS ARE IN CANDLEARIA , NEVADA.IF YOU LOOK VERY CLOSE TO THE PICTURE RIGHT TO THE RIGHT OF THE WHITE DOT , YOU WILL SEE A TERRIOR COMING OUT OF THE WALL ON THE RIGHT. YOU WILL NEED TO ZOOM THE PICTURE IN TO SEE IT. I JUST WALKED UP TO THE FIVE FOOT HIGH MINE TUNNEL AND SHOT THE PICTURE. DID NOT EVEN LOOK AT THE PICTURE UNTILL ABOUT A MONTH LATER. ONLY BY ZOOMING IT IN WILL YOU SEE THE DOG. YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE ITS FACE WITH EAR FLAPS AND NOSE .