Centennial History of Arkansas Volume 1

Centennial History of Arkansas Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...was the agent at Little Rock and Eli J. Lewis, at Arkansas Post. In the spring of 1827 the postmaster-general announced the intention to put on a line of mail and passenger coaches between Nashville, Tennessee, and Little Rock. Arkansas, via Memphis, and that all Arkansas mail from the east would be carried over this route. It does not appear that the coaches were placed in operation until the early part of the year 1831. Then Mr. Spalding, the mail contractor between Little Rock and Memphis commenced running a weekly line of stages over the old military road. This line continued in operation until the breaking out of the Civil war in 1861. It was then in the hands of Hanger, Rapley & Games, mail contractors. A stage line was established in January, 1835, between Little Rock and Bain-bridge, on the Mississippi River, in Southeastern Missouri, where connection was made with the stage line running to Shawneetown, Illinois. The time from Little Rock to Bainbridge was seven days and the fare was G1/ cents per mile. Each passenger was allowed to carry twenty pounds of baggage free; all baggage over twenty pounds was charged 614 cents per mile for every 150 pounds. During the summer and fall of 1835 a Mr. Jeffries ran an "accommodation hack" between Little Rock and Hot Springs, making regular trips. This was the first regular communication between the two points, but in the fall of 1835 Charles Caldwell mail contractor, established the "Eagle State Line." The Gazette of October 16, 1835, said: "The mail stage from this place to the south left this place on Monday morning last in an ox cart--a bag of salt on one side and the big mail bag on the other--with all available space filled up with notions like a Yankee schooner. The escort was a negro and a...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660471
  • 9781236660473