Ben Holladay, the stagecoach king a chapter in the development of transcontinental transportation by J. V. Frederick

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  • Holladay, Ben, -- 1819-1887.,
  • Express service -- United States -- History.,
  • Postal service -- United States -- History.,
  • Coaching (Transportation) -- United States.

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Bibliography: p. [305]-313.

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Statementby J.V. Frederick ...
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LC ClassificationsF594 .H73
The Physical Object
Pagination334 p. incl. front.,
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17764406M

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Ben Holladay, Proprietor." It is said by some that if it weren't for Ben Holladay, Northern Colorado, and certainly Virginia Dale wouldn't exist as it does today.

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government inand other lines branching into the mining country of California and Montana and Idaho : UNP - Nebraska Paperback. Together, they founded this distillery in Ben Holladay went on to great fame and fortune as the “Stagecoach King,” running the stagecoach lines from Missouri to the West Coast that later became the Wells Fargo Express, and ultimately acquiring the Pony Express as well.

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The official website of the Oregon Secretary of State. Ben Holladay, (Image via Wikimedia Commons) Ben Holladay was born in Kentucky in October His father led wagon trains through the Cumberland Gap and Holladay learned the business at an early age. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Ben Holladay: The Stagecoach King by J.

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With Ben Holladay 's acquisition of the Butterfield Overland Dispatch inthe name changed to Holladay Overland Mail and Express Company. He became known as the Stagecoach King. While remembered primarily for his success in staging, Holladay held interests in steamships bound for Asia, river-bound stern-wheelers, and numerous western railroads.

He also helped establish the Pony Express. Ben Holladay, the flamboyant Stagecoach King, died in Portland, Oregon, on July 8, Derrick S.

Ward Ventura, California. Ben Holladay once controlled over 2, miles of stage lines and earned the title of Stagecoach King, but it was by hauling much needed supplies to early settlements in Utah and California that Holladay most deeply aided the development of the American West and made a fortune doing it.

Ben Holladay was accounted the largest individual employer in the entire United States. Ben Holladay: The Man and His Whiskey by Jack Sullivan (Special to Bottles and Extras) One of his biographers calls Holladay the "America's King of Wheels" because his far flung transportation system bound half a world together.

To Will Ermine. In the book Ben Holladay the Stagecoach King, the discomfort of lengthy stagecoach travel was described: “They were banged, beaten, and jolted, their heads were swollen and their faces bruised. Heads ached, nostrils were choked with sand, limbs were stiffened and bent with cramps.”.

Ben Holladay, The Stagecoach King: A Chapter in the Development of Transcontinental Transportation: Western Frontiersmen, Series #2 Frederick, J. Published by. Other articles where Ben Holladay is discussed: William George Fargo: the Pony Express, stagecoach king Ben Holladay—Wells Fargo’s chief competitor—stepped in and acquired that eastern leg from Russell, Majors & Waddell.

That splintered competition continued for several years until the “grand consolidation” ofwhen Wells Fargo gained control of all Holladay and Overland Mail. Benjamin Holladay was an American transportation businessman responsible for creating the Overland Stage to California during the height of the California Gold Holladay created a stagecoach empire and he is known in history as the "Stagecoach King".

A native of Kentucky, he was hired as a private courier to General Alexander Doniphan of Missouri. From to Ben Holladay owned and operated a network of stagecoach lines from Kansas to California, the main one following the central mail route between Atchison and Salt Lake City established by the U.S.

government inand other lines branching into the mining country of California and Montana and Idaho : J V Frederick. From to Ben Holladay owned and operated a network of stagecoach lines from Kansas to California, the main one following the central mail route between Atchison and Salt Lake City established by the U.S.

government inand other lines branching into the mining country of California and Montana and Idaho territories. From to Ben Holladay owned and operated a network of stagecoach lines from Kansas to California, the main one following the central mail route between Atchison and Salt Lake City established by the U.S.

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By the spring of Holladay had acquired a dominant portion of the stage, mail and freighting business between the.

Ben Holladay On Christmas Evethe first train from Portland arrived in the small town of New Era, twenty miles away on the east side of the Willamette River.

Benjamin Holladay, a driving force behind the road, was one of the passengers. A year and a half earlier, two railways had begun construction in Portland. After Buffalo Bill served with the 7th Kansas during the Civil War (he was mustered out on Septem ), Three Crossings might have again been blessed by his long-haired presence.

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In NovemberWells Fargo took over Holladay’s stage empire, creating its own extensive overland network of stage lines covering thousands of miles of Author: Marianne Babal. 49 Frederick, Ben Holladay: The Stagecoach King, (Elkhorn); and Root and Hickman, Pike's Peak Express Companies: Part III--The Platte Route,": (O'Fallon's Bluffs).

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Other books I used in my research for the series include a reproduction of A Historical, Descriptive, and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho (first published in ), and Ben Holladay the Stagecoach King, by J. : Susan Page Davis. BEN HOLLADAY, THE STAGECOACH KING The Overland Trail Stage Stations Problems Along the Trail End of an Era THE CONCORD COACH DRIVING THE STAGE A STAGECOACH VOCABULARY FOLLOWING THE TRAIL People and Places from Atchison to Julesburg People and Places Along the Trail in Colorado: Julesburg to Denver CENTER FOLD: MAP OF THE OVERLAND TRAIL.

Jerry Adams, left, and Louis Smither, distant relatives of Ben Holladay, would like to see a greater recognition for the man who made a fortune in the freight and stagecoach. Butterfield Overland Mail (officially the Overland Mail Company) was a stagecoach service in the United States operating from to It carried passengers and U.S.

Mail from two eastern termini, Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri, to San Francisco, routes from each eastern terminus met at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and then continued through Indian Territory (), Texas. Here are guns of President Abraham Lincoln, stagecoach king Ben Holladay, markswoman Annie Oakley, John Wayne, and the keenest of all Winchester enthusiasts, ranchman and U.S.

president Theodore Roosevelt Winchester's contributions to the two world wars, Korea, and Vietnam are also detailed, including the development of the M1 carbine's basic 5/5(1). Magic Valley mass transit in the late 19th century meant riding “Stagecoach King” Ben Holladay’s coaches from the train depot in Kelton, Utah, into Idaho Territory.

Ben Holladay’s Overland Mail and Express Co. was sold to Wells, Fargo & Company in for $ million in cash and stocks. After the Transcontinental Railroad was completed to Cheyenne instagecoach travel declined, and the majority of stagecoaches heading from Denver to Cheyenne carried passengers looking to catch an eastbound train.

Russell, Majors and Waddell’s firm fell apart eventually after the end of the Pony Express. In Marchstagecoach king Ben Holladay took over the company. Waddell returned home to Lexington, Missouri. Broke and terribly in debt, Waddell sold his home to his son for one dollar and continued to live there.

A Stage for Capitalism's Shifting Fortunes. By Anthony Piccolo. Feb. 4, Ben Holladay, the ''stagecoach king,'' acquired and developed the property, which is today the campus of.Ben Holladay, “the Stagecoach King,” made runs to the gold country from Salt Lake City after observing the success of A.J.

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