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The Butterfield Overland Mail

Mar./Apr. 2008 California Country magazine



In an age of FedEx and overnight delivery, this account of the first transcontinental mail delivery to San Francisco is both charming and historically important. The Butterfield Overland Mail by Waterman L. Ormsby heralds the opening and connecting of California and the West to the rest of the United States, as seen through the eyes of the sole passenger on this historic journey. Published by the Huntington Library in San Marcos. $19.95 in softcover. Order through local or online booksellers.


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