Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Butterfield Stagecoach Road



The picture doesn't look like much - just a narrow, winding path through rocky terrain. Actually, this is a picture of the first road from the East into California, hewed in 1847 by the Mormon Battalion, just wide enough for passage by a Butterfield stagecoach. It's in San Diego County, near the Laguna Mountains and Mason Valley.

The picture below was taken of the store and stagecoach stop in Campo in 1900, just east of San Diego, next to the Mexican border.

4 comments:

32˙North said...

WOW! I bet that was one bumpy stagecoach ride! These pictures are phenomenal!

The Weaver of Grass said...

How on earth did the stage coach manage to get through there?

steven said...

hello golden west - imagine the stories of the individuals who passed through there! imagine their thoughts - what they had left, where they were going. it's incredible the hardships they accepted. steven

acornmoon said...

Thanks for your recent comments and kind words.

I am very envious of your location, how nice to be able to visit the beach.