Hannah's Stagecoaches are one of a kind.
- Created by J. S. Abbot and Lewis Downing
- The undercarriage color would normally be a bright yellow with the coach being the purchaser's choice.
- The typical exterior color used would scarlet red or green
- Between 1827 though 1899 the companies of Addot and Downing and Sons created over 3,000 Concord Stagecoaches.
- There was 'swig' stations for the stagecoach. The stagecoach would stop for no more than 10 minutes so the passengers to stretch.
- Very sturdy
- Very fast
- Had plenty of space for passengers and their things
- Safe and comfortable
- Could be uncomfortable at some points
- Skittish horses
How it impacted North Dakota
- A company called Northwest Express and Transportation created a rout from Bismarck to Deadwood.
- In 1878 the editor of a Denver newspaper said, " The Bismarck route from the Northern Pacific Railway is the best patronized road running into the Black Hills."
Importance to settling in the west
- It carried goods to the west
- It was a very safe way to travel