Butterfield Overland Stage

Butterfield Overland Stage (HM13C5)

Location: Gilroy, CA 95020 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 0.344', W 121° 34.084'

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On September 16, 1857, John Butterfield, a New Yorker, received 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 Henry Wells and William Fargo to establish the American Express Company. Later, Wells and Fargo set up their own operations in California, 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 southern 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"
HM NumberHM13C5
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1985
Placed ByMountain Charlie Chapter No.1850, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:09am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 627401 N 4096466
Decimal Degrees37.00573333, -121.56806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.344', W 121° 34.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 20.64" N, 121° 34' 5.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)408, 805
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7302 Monterey St, Gilroy CA 95020, US
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