The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 317
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.OVI NTO THE PACIFIC.
The San Antonio and San Diego Mail Line.
THIS LINE which has been in successful operation since July, l;. Is ticket .--
PASSENGERS through to San Diego, and also to all intennediate statl,.
Passengers and Express matter forwarded in NEW COACHES drawn byr ,
mules over the entire length of our Line, excepting the Colorado Desert of ito
miles, which we cross on mule back. Passengers c. 1RA.NT.ED in their tickctr to
ride in Coaches, excepting the 100 miles, above stated.
PASSINGCIS TICfITED TO AND FNOI SAN ANTONIO AND
Fort Clark, Fort Bliss, Tucson,
Fort Hudson, El Paso, Arizona,
Fort Lancaster, Fort Fillmore, Fort Yuma,
Fort Davis, La Mesilla, San Diego.
The Co.ches of our Line leave emni-monthly from each end, on the 9thl and 24th
of each month, at 6 o'clock, A. 3M.
An arned ccort travel. through tle fudlian country with each mail train, for the
pr section of the made and ipa.'nfgers.
's.eu~Cser. a I'e provide n th prmo islons duwina the trip except where the Coach
stops .t 'Iuilu llulu,-e. aloug the lane, at which each Passenger will pay for his
Each Pan-,ger is allowed thirty pounds of personal baggage, exclusive of
blankets and nnm.
Paenlgers contlg to Sanu Antonio can take the lihe of maul steamers from New
Orleans twice a week to Indianola; from the latter place there is a daily hue of
fear horne mail coaches direct to this place.
On the Pacific side the California Steam Nar atiou Company are running a first
elanm steamer, Kemi.monthly, to and from San Francisco and dan Diego.
FBl ON THIS LINE AS FOLLOWS, INCLUDING RATIONS:
an Antonio to San Diego, $200 San Antonio to El Paso, $100
* c" Tucson, 1.0 Intermediate stations 15c. per mile.
xtra baggage, toaAe carried, 40 cents per pound to El Paso, and $1 per pound
to San Diego.
Passengers can obtain all necessary outfits in San Antonio.
Por fnrtber information, and for the purchase of tickets, apply at the oioe of
the Company in this city, or address I. C. WOODS, Superintendent of the line,
esee of American Coal Company, 50 Exchange Place, New York.
G, H. GIDDINGS,
R. E. DOYrE,
Passenger travel by "Jackass mail" in the late '50s is outlined in this
old advertising poster possessed by the Bancroft library.
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