JULY 9, 1857

Stone, Ron
January 1984
Book of Texas Days;1984, p122
This is part of The Book of Texas Days, 1984, which chronicles important events and personalities in Texas history. The San Antonio-San Diego Mail Route rolled out on July 9, 1857 in Texas. James Birch made a contract with the U.S. government to open a mail run between San Antonio and San Diego, California. He used four-horse Concord stages and charged passengers $200 for the one-way fare.


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