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    Overland Stage and Express Agent's Log Book, Nevada, circa 1860-1863. A personal log book of places, mileage between stations, and names of ranchers, comprising about fifty pages, written entirely in pencil. The beginning of the book contains notes from Texas with names of people who might have been traveling with the writer. First entry October 11, 1860 leaving from Texas? Writer notes how many times he purchased feed, recording price, place, distances and from whom. By mid 1862, he was in Salt Lake City, then headed west through Nevada, writing down places, distances, water and grass sites. Regular entries for shoeing horse, purchase of hay, pasture for stock, etc. By early 1863, he appears to be working the trail to Nevada. He mentions Buckland, Roberts, Smiths Creek, Middle-gate, Carson Sin, and dog valley to head of the Truckey (Truckee). This writer was following the Pony Express route that later became the route of the Overland Stage and Mail Express. Book appears to be written by a person employed by Butterfield for his Overland Express business. He runs horses and a few head of cattle back and forth across the sate. Measures approximately 4" x 6".

    Condition: Very good-fine.


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