Butterfield Overland

National Historic Trail - MO,AR,OK,TX,NM,AZ,CA

In 1857, businessman and transportation entrepreneur John Butterfield was awarded a contract to establish an overland mail route between the eastern United States and growing populations in the Far West. What became known as the Butterfield Overland Trail made an arcing sweep across the southern rim of the country. Stagecoaches left twice a week carrying passengers, freight, and mail.

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Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of National Conservation Lands in Doña Ana County in the BLM Las Cruces District in New Mexico. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Doña Ana County - National Conservation Lands

Map of National Conservation Lands in Doña Ana County in the BLM Las Cruces District in New Mexico. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Pocket Guide Map of Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Gila NF - Pocket Guide Map

Pocket Guide Map of Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Tourist-Road Map of New Mexico. Published by the New Mexico Department of Transportation.New Mexico - Tourist-Road Map

Tourist-Road Map of New Mexico. Published by the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

Official Texas Travel Map. Published by the Texas Department of Transportation.Texas - Travel Map

Official Texas Travel Map. Published by the Texas Department of Transportation.

https://www.nps.gov/buov/index.htm In 1857, businessman and transportation entrepreneur John Butterfield was awarded a contract to establish an overland mail route between the eastern United States and growing populations in the Far West. What became known as the Butterfield Overland Trail made an arcing sweep across the southern rim of the country. Stagecoaches left twice a week carrying passengers, freight, and mail. Those portions of the Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail authorized by Congress include nearly 3,300 miles of historic trail. Presidio Chapel of San Elizario A large white building with a cross and bell on the roof above the front door. A site along the Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail Presidio Chapel of San Elizario A large white building with a cross and bell on the roof above the front door. A site along the Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail Butterfield Overland Trail Stage Stations Those portions of the Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail authorized by Congress include over 3,000 miles of historic trail that was once an overland mail route between the eastern United States and growing populations on the West Coast. The route passes through seven states from Missouri to California. Learn more about the stage route stations by state. Reflecting on 55 years of the National Trails System Act: A Journey Through the Establishment of National Scenic and Historic Trails In celebration of the 55th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, learn more about these significant trails and their history.

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