By: Katalina Praus
Stagecoaches were familiar vehicals along the main roads of the East and South before the comings of railroads in the 1830's and 1840's. Even as the nation's network of iron and steel rails grew larger and more comprehensive, stagecoach connections to small and isolated communities continued to supplement passenger trains well into the second decade of the twentieth century.
- A relatively high level of speed
- Only flows North and South
- Hard to travel upstream
- More comfortable way of traveling
- It is easier to transport goods
The history of the stagecoach in the US started in 1827 with Concord. It cost over $1,200 to $1,500. The stagecoaches were used to transport people as well as goods. Most of them weighed no less than 1,800 lbs.
Impact and Importance
Impact- Sheltered from foul weather and foul ways; free from endamaging of one's health and one's body by the hard jogging or over-violent motion.
Importance- Because they helped people travel and ship goods.
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