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.
Old West mail route could become historic trail
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