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The Butterfield Overland Stage

History of the stage and Tipton
  • When Sep 16, 2022 (US/Central / UTC-500)
  • Where City of Tipton
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  • Contact Phone 6604335622
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Tipton was an eastern terminus of the Butterfield Overland Mail when it was launched in 1858. The route was connected to St. Louis by the Pacific Railroad. Tipton is named for William Tipton Seely, a businessman in nearby Round Hill. He received the land for his service in the War of 1812.[5][6] From Tipton, a stage went to Fort Smith, Arkansas (where another branch from Memphis also entered). From there, it went on to Los Angeles and San Francisco via a route through southern Arizona and New Mexico. The first run went from Tipton to San Francisco from September 16 to October 10, 1858. The route antedated the Pony Express by two years.

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