TREASURE EXPRESS: Epic Days of the Wells Fargo by Neill C. Wilson

TREASURE EXPRESS: Epic Days of the Wells Fargo

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Not so all-inclusive a book as Old Waybills, but a good chronicle of the struggle of stage coach express against banditry -- and participants on both sides. The history and origin and personalities of the building of express service in the West; the individual runners from mining camps; the old paddlewheelers -- and then the stage coaches. The rise and fall of Adams -- and the rise of the rival Wells-Fargo. Against this background, he tells the story of great robberies, of the manners of banditry, of the drivers and the intrepid guards, and the bandits themselves. Good fact book -- and good for the Western market as well.

Publisher: Macmillan