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The Overland Mail, 1849-1869

by Hafen, LeRoy R.
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Retail Price: $24.95
Issue: Winter 2005
ISBN: 0806136006

Hafen's book, originally published in 1926, covers the birth and death of stage-coach mail service to the western frontier. The postal service had a powerful influence in the pioneering of America, and each development of the stage service is paralleled by an important development of United State's history.

review of The Overland Mail, 1849-1869, by Hafen, LeRoy R., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2005).