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Overland Trail

  • GIS Map of Colorado

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    GIS map of Colorado illustrating the Overland and other trails.
    GIS Map of Colorado
  • Cutoff Trails

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    1867 General Land Office “exterior boundaries” plat.  Green arrow indicates location of the original Overland Trail (pre-1864), and the red arrows point to the “Cut-off” trail route (post-1864). Higher resolution: www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/survey/default.aspx?dm_id=186783&sid=0bzquvdh.omx&surveyDetailsTabIndex=1  
    Cutoff Trails
  • Concord Coach

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    A Concord Coach stands in front of a building that is probably a stage station. Note the African American soldiers atop the vehicle. The figure with the long beard (wearing light-colored trousers) resembles Ben Holladay.
    Concord Coach
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References: 

Glenn R. Scott and Carol Rein Schwayder, Historic Trail Map of the Sterling 1° × 2° Quadrangle, Colorado and Wyoming, Miscellaneous Investigations Series, Map I-1894, (Denver: USDI–US Geological Survey, 1989).

Glenn R. Scott and Carol Rein Schwayder, Historic Trail Map of the Greeley 1° × 2° Quadrangle, Colorado and Wyoming, Miscellaneous Investigations Series, Map I-2326 (Denver: USDI–US Geological Survey, 1993).

Henry M. Teller, “Report to Accompany Bill S. 1398,” 45th Congress, 2nd Session, Report No. 513, June 13, 1878, in Reports of Committees of the Senate of the United States for the First and Second Sessions of the Forty-Fifth Congress, 1877–’78, Volume III (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1878).

Additional Information: 

Frank Albert Root and William Elsey Connelley, The Overland Stage to California: Personal Reminiscences and Authentic History of the Great Overland Stage Line and Pony Express from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean (Topeka, KS: Crane & Co., 1901).

Virginia Dale Community Club, “Virginia Dale Stage Station Through the Years,” 2007.

Wyoming Tales and Trails, “Overland Stage,” 2011.

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