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Fort Worth-Yuma Mail (Star Post Route No. 31454)

  Texas Historical Markers
Spur 520 & IH 820, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 43' 19.196544", -97° 30' 22.32738"
    Texas State
Historical Marker
     By the 1870s remote areas of the frontier not served by the railroads needed mail delivery routes. In response the U.S. Post Office Department, in 1873, began establishing Star Post Routes. On Aug. 15, 1878, Star Route No. 31454 was opened between Fort Worth and Yuma, Arizona Terr., under contract to J.T. Chidester. Stagecoaches carried the mail along much the same route used by the Butterfield Overland Mail in the late 1850s. Fort Worth to Yuma mail was discontinued after completion of the southern transcontinental railroad in 1881. (1976)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Fort Worth-Yuma Mail (Star Post Route No. 31454) Historical Marker Location Map, Texas