“Mail To and From the West Coast: 1847 to 1869”

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August 25, 2018

Price

Free

Times

1 p.m.

Location

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Address

1501 N Poplar St Casper, WY 82601

Contact

NHTIC

Description

Today’s exchange of information can be immediate and taken for granted. In the mid 1800’s however, the fate of the nation could easily teeter on the delivery of a message. At 1 p.m., on Sunday, August 26, join NHTIC volunteer Jim Russell during “Mail To and From the West Coast: 1847 to 1869.” Russell addresses the politics of mail delivery to the West Coast leading up to the Civil War, and why it became a major issue for the Union when conflict began.

The NHTIC proudly presents a summer of free afternoon programs on pioneer and Wyoming history. These short interpretive programs, ranging from 20 to 45 minutes, are free and open to the public.

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