The Overland Trail
Looking at the Overland Trail, the Route and the Ride
Clickable Map of the Overland Trail:
(Julesburg to Fort Bridger)
The Concord Coach Page
Looking Back: Trappers, Mountain Men and Indians On The Trail
Stations, Stops, and Landmarks Along The Overland Trail from Julesburg to Fort Bridger
The Stage Stations on the Overland Trail from East to West
Julesburg: the Wild West at the "California Crossing"
Following the South Platte: Julesburg to Latham
Latham: an important junction on the South Platte
Latham to LaPorte, via Denver
Fort St. Vrain
along the South Platte River
Fort Vasquez Built in 1837 by Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette
The Fort Morgan Cutoff
Denver: the largest settlement in the West
Namaqua At the Big Thompson, also known as "Mariano's Crossing"
Looking at LaPorte: gateway to the Rockies.
From LaPorte to Virginia Dale along the old Cherokee Trail
Livermore,Colorado home of the historic Forks Cafe, built in 1874
Virginia Dale: site of the only station to remain intact on the Overland Trail
Willow Springs near present day Tie Siding, Wyoming
North into Wyoming: From Willow Springs to The North Platte Crossing
The North Platte Crossing
North Platte to LaClede
Big Pond to Fort Bridger
Stage Drivers and Other Employees, and also Messengers On the Overland Stage Line
Virginia Dale, Colorado Site of remarkably intact stage station.
Virginia Dale, The Community: Yesterday and Today
The Virginia Dale Stage Station built by Jack Slade
Life at the Station: 1862
A peek at the landscape
Other Personalities Along the Overland Trail
- Jules Beni The Showdown with Jack Slade.
- Virginia Dale for whom the station was named.
- Employees of the Stage Line: From Drivers to Stock Tenders.
- Other Employees and Influential People On the Overland Stage Line
- Drivers of the Overland Stage LineIncludes "Wild Bill" and "Buffalo Bill"
- Jim Enos, "Station Hunter"
- Gravesites at Virginia Dale
- Dr. J. H. Finfrock, staff doctor at Fort Halleck
- Ben Holladay, the "Stagecoach King"
- Albert Huston, "Company Hunter."
- Antoine Janis French trader, early settler and peacemaker
- Mariano Medina: "First white'ee man on the Creek!" Thanks to the Jim Baker Party of American Mountain Men for this information!
- Messengers on the Overland Stage Line
- Lady Moon, a "lady" from
- The Musgrove Gang Overland Trail horse thieves and cattle rustlers.
- George Pingree a Poudre Pioneer
- Jack Slade, high adventure on the high plains
- The Arrest and Execution of Captain J. A. Slade With a Short Account of His Previous Career.
- Jack Slade's Gravesite
- "Song of the Overland Stage-Driver" written in 1865 by Nat Stein, stage driver.
- Voices From The Past: Accounts of Bread Baking, Rules of the Road, Drunk Drivers...
- Women In Transit--the true pioneers
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