2012-06-07

Western Stagecoach, Arizona, USA

Before the railroad era, a Concord Coach was the best form of transportation in the West. Until the early 1900's staged carried mail, passengers and baggage to small towns, settlements and remote mining districts. At an exasperating 5 miles per hour, travelers tolerated soaring heat, freezing cold, mud, dust, sometimes all in the same day.
Photo: 1894, Arizona Historical Society.



From Marian via Postcrossing.com, US-1709220

2 komentarze:

Pasażerka pisze...

ciekawe ile takim dyliżansem zająłby mi powrót z Gdańska do Katowic? :)

Cleo. pisze...

Uwielbiam takie stare fotografie. Czasami żałuje, że urodziłam sie za późno...
Świetna pocztówka.