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“…spit with the wind, not against it.”

While we are away from home serving as missionaries, please enjoy some re-posts of popular topics.

On Granny's Trail

Wells Fargo Stagecoach

Travel by stagecoach was no sissy way to go west.   Check out the rules posted in every Wells Fargo stagecoach:

  • Abstinence from liquor is requested, but if you must drink share the bottle. To do otherwise makes you appear selfish and unneighborly.
  • If ladies are present, gentlemen are urged to forego smoking cigars and pipes as the odor of same is repugnant to the gentler sex. Chewing tobacco is permitted, but spit with the wind, not against it.
  • Gentlemen must refrain from the use of rough language in the presence of ladies and children.
  • Buffalo robes are provided for your comfort in cold weather. Hogging robes will not be tolerated and the offender will be made to ride with the driver.
  • Don’t snore loudly while sleeping or use your fellow passenger’s shoulder for a pillow; he or she may not understand and friction may result.
  • Firearms…

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I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

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