ECV1850 Plaque:
Butterfield Overland Stage

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BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND STAGE
ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1857, JOHN BUTTERFIELD, A
NEW YORKER, RECIEVED A CONTRACT WITH THE
U.S. POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT TO ESTABLISH
RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN MISSOURI
AND SAN FRANCISCO.

AS A YOUNG MAN HE JOINED WITH HENERY WELLS
AND WILLIAM FARGO TO ESTABLISH THE AMER-
ICAN EXPRESS COMPANY. LATER, WELLS AND
FARGO SET UP THIER OWN OPERATIONS IN CAL-
IFRONIA, SEPARATE FROM AMERICAN EXPRESS.
THE CALIFORNIA ROUTE TRAVERSED FROM THE
SOUTH EAST PART OF THE STATE THROUGH LOS
ANGELES TO THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY. THE
PACHEO PASS ROUTE BROUGHT THE STAGES IN-
TO THE COASTAL REGION. JOINING EL CAMINO
REAL IN GILROY AND ON TO SAN FRANCISCO.
FROM SEPTEMBER 14, 1858, BUTTERFIELD
SERVICE WAS REGULAR AND RELIABLE UNTIL
JANUARY 1861, WHEN THE COMPANY LIVESTOCK
AND EQUIPMENT BECAME THE TARGETS OF SOUTH-
ERN SYMPATHIZERS. MARCH 6, 1861 WAS THE
LAST COACH OVER THE BUTTERFIELD ROUTE.
DEDICATED IN HONOR OF ONE OF OUR MOST
RENOWNED WORKING X-HUMBUGS,
LOUIS I. BONIESO JR.
PLAQUE PLACED APRIL 27, 1985 BY THE
MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER No. 1850
E CLAMPUS VITUS.

"RIGHT WRONGS NOBODY"

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This plaque is located on the south-east corner of
Montery Road and Hornlein Ct.
Between 6th Street and 7th Street (Old Gilroy Street.)
Gilroy.
Santa Clara County, CA.

GPS
  Butterfield Overland Stage.  
WGS84 Datum
N 37.00573°
W 121.56807°





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