#0471 Butterfield Stage Route


#0471 Butterfield Stage Route

Site information:

On N Fremont Dr, 0.1 mi S of Old Tulare Hwy

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Butterfield Overland Mail Route

This route, following an earlier emigrant trail, was laid out in the 1850’s as part of the Stockton-Los Angeles Road. It was used by the Butterfield Overland Mail stages between St. Louis and San Francisco from 1858 to 1861. This was the first overland mail operated on a regular schedule.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Tulare County Historical Society, September 28, 1958.

Registered 8/30/1950