Skylar's Stagecoach Transportation
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About the Stagecoach
- It started in the U.S. in 1827.
- The cost ranges from $1,200- $1,500 per stagecoach.
- On average it can hold 9 inside and 12 or more on the top.
- The average speed is 8 miles per hour.
- It delivered mail twice a week.
- Taking the stagecoach was safer than traveling alone because you would travel in large groups.
- It was the fastest means of traveling at this time.
- It is very crowded in the main part of the stagecoach.
- It can be very uncomfortable to sleep: they believed it was disrespectful to rest your head on someone.
- It was very dusty and dirty.
- You could be robbed easily because of how open the stagecoach was.
- The most used stagecoach in the Old West was designed by the Abbot Downing Company.
- Their stagecoaches were rarely known for breaking down, just for getting worn down.
Impact on North Dakota
- It influenced the creation of automobiles.
- Many people were able to move west when they wanted to.
Importance in North Dakota
- It was an important means of travel and communication.
- People were able to get where they needed to go in a faster means of travel.
- 1st class: $7.00 (rode all the way)
- 2nd class: had to walk at bad places on the road
- 3rd class: same as above, but also had to push at hills
- We are open all day every day!
Old West Stage Coach Wells Fargo US Mail