Built by Abbott and Downing in Concord NH. in 1860, this particular coach was first used on the stageline in the gold fields of Nevada. Later it was brought to Wyoming when the Cheyenne-Deadwood Line was established in 1876. The stage carried passengers between the two cities. The fare was $5.oo if you sat with the driver, $10.oo for the inside middle seat, and $15.oo for the inside window seat. The trip was 300 miles and took 50 hours. Traveling through Native American territory and treacherous trails. Stories of the frequent robberies and looting of the passengers made this one of the most colorful trails of the old west.
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