The Overland Trails were primarily used in the mid-1800s as an alternate route to Oregon, California, and Mormon trails. It is famously used by Ben Holladay and his Overland Stage Company that ran mail and passengers to Salt Lake City.
Lets take the stage coaches on the trail that goes through Colorado and back up on the Oregon Trail at Fort Bridger.
Almost half a million people used this trail to travel west in search of gold during the California Gold Rush and for farming lands many years later. Many California-bound immigrants traveled this way, meeting usually friendly Natives along the way.
I am the "Stage Coach King"
Let us find wide open spaces full of hope, resources, and good soil!
After the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, less people traveled on the Overland Trails. Before this, many suffered from diseases, accidents, and the general challenges that come with stage coach travel.