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.