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*: In 1 92 5 te first Waidhi basevi in sn~ r to
I Gladewater and t. Pleasant. T to Gladewater r to
National Al i r Tr~p ~tt, warstc w e
airmai ~ ervice tq -texas on ay m9i.Passengrs
Chica~~ya begnon trit
"*-*- I*-*b4.....tine^^ brought the first mail andpassenger,;sts hip service Texasin
1835, the rouie u pfrom New Orlean ,to Galveston. Eothree lines that
eventually n alkag tfhe coast to Mexico, 1the fleet was bad
vision ad supplies tb settlers and western forts. During tfru ~v some of the
M~rgan .shipsIwI e eized for duty by both Conf~drqc y
it~ ^,M.During thi years of thc-i~onfederacy 31 stage lines rated hauling both
4Ai and people. bout h cf i thbseied vile theed vier
. steamed 11 us m g1e travel a possibility.
""ThleButterfield Mail and Stage Lil* was authorized (n 1857 ah rjem
. .pssenetlfrom' pohnsbegnnin ir ds Tepnessee. 6 Theatranll
conver neai^ tlnan, Txas, and left the state Plil Paso. Stations w. ......
20 miles and it tfpk eigh t o nine da rs Tx 't ten co d ride in
he citieof Eul, Grapevine, Jrvin C pe WAir ith1
1w^ seciG~fidlargest nl this country in termiof land ma and
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