Old West mail route could become historic trail

Saturday, April 7, 2012 | 4:42 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Before riders saddled up on the Pony Express to move mail across the Old West, there were the stagecoaches that trundled across the Butterfield Overland Trail, a 2,800-mile, 19th century stage route from Missouri along the country's southern rim to California.