The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 214
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Overland Mail began. Thereafter Butterfield handled the Jackass
line's business over a six hundred mile stretch between El Paso
and a point near San Diego. Even so, and contrary to all expecta-
tions, the San Antonio and San Diego Mail, so often the butt of
Western jokes, held on until August, 1861."
Conkling, Roscoe P., "The Butterfield Overland Mail," The
Westerners' Brand Book for 1948. Los Angeles, 1949. P. 21, men-
tion of the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line.
Crimmins, Martin L., "The Stage Lines of the Southwest," Fron-
tier Times (Bandera, Texas), XVIII (June, 1941). Pp. 418-421,
James E. Birch and the southern overland. First Concord stage
left San Diego on November 15, 1857. Description of first run.
McKay, S. S., "Texas and the Southern Pacific Railroad, 1848-
186o," Southwestern Historical Quarterly (Austin, Texas) , XXXV
(July, 1931). Pp. 1-27, discussion of land transportation problem
in South Texas, and a description of the southern route. P. 22,
stagecoach line established in 1857 on line of Southern Pacific
from San Antonio to San Diego.
"San Antonio-San Diego Mail Route," The Handbook of Texas,
eds. Walter P. Webb and H. Bailey Carroll. 2 vols., Austin (The
Texas State Historical Association), 1952. Volume II, p. 545; three
paragraph summary of the stage line.
Society of California Pioneers Quarterly. San Francisco (Society
of California Pioneers), II (1925) . P. 148, "Postmen of a Cen-
tury," quotes Daily San Francisco Times and Town Talk (October
20o, 1857) on San Antonio and San Diego Mail.
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