Ticket for Stagecoach Travel, 1861-1865

Summary

The Santa Fe Trail, an 800-mile commercial trade route between Missouri and Santa Fe since 1821, experienced its height of overland traffic after New Mexico became part of the United States in 1848. Stagecoach operators competed fiercely for passenger traffic and federal mail contracts, including Preston Roberts, who operated a weekly mail and passenger line during the early 1860s.

The Santa Fe Trail, an 800-mile commercial trade route between Missouri and Santa Fe since 1821, experienced its height of overland traffic after New Mexico became part of the United States in 1848. Stagecoach operators competed fiercely for passenger traffic and federal mail contracts, including Preston Roberts, who operated a weekly mail and passenger line during the early 1860s.

Artifact

Ticket

Date Made

1861-1865

Subject Date

1861-1865

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

36.55.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of O. C. Sheley, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography
Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.375 in

Width: 2.625 in

Inscriptions

Front: 10 Mail Contractor 10 / INDEPENDENCE MISSOURI / P. ROBERTS [on illustration of stage] / GOOD FOR TEN CENTS. / Receivable for Stage Fare & other Dues. / No. / A. Mo. Lea...[illegible] lith., St. Louis.

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