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    Overland Mail Route to California Manuscript. We offer two manuscript pages, each 7.75" x 12.5", written on a single side, titled "Overland Route to California." It discusses a recent change wherein the mail route to start at two locations, namely Junction City, Kansas and Fort Kearney, Nebraska, both on the Union Pacific Line. Previously, the starting-off point was Atchison, Kansas. "The Junction City road connects at Wyandotte with the Pacific Railway from St. Louis, making a continuous railway connection with the eastern cities. By this route, the stage travel is diminished one hundred and sixty-eight miles, and the time occupied in the transit should be proportionally reduced." Another change had resulted "in one or two instances mails have been received at New York in nineteen days from San Francisco ­- a day less than the shortest time ever made." The writer has made numerous corrections and additions. The document is endorsed "Overland Route to California 17 Nov. '66."

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