The adventures of a crusty superintendent for the Overland Stage Co. and his young sidekick as they try to keep the stage routes safe.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Overland Trail - Cherokee Trail - Netflix
The Cherokee Trail was a historic overland trail through the present-day U.S. states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming that was used from the late 1840s up through the early 1890s. The route was established in 1849 by a wagon train headed to the gold fields in California. Among the members of the expedition were a group of Cherokee. When the train formed in Indian Territory, Lewis Evans of Evansville, Arkansas, was elected Captain. Thus, this expedition is sometimes written as the Evans/Cherokee Train. According to one source, “Neither the number of wagons nor the number of people that eventually used this road to cross the Sierra Madres makes this trail significant. What makes this road unique is that Native Americans and their traveling companions did not just cross the Continental Divide; they made a path over the mountains and through the Wyoming Basin.” The trail was also known as the Trappers' Trail, but the Trapper's Trail from 1820 in Colorado often varied from Cherokee Trail and took a different route in Wyoming. It also went to Taos, New Mexico.
Overland Trail - Sources - Netflix
Fletcher, Patricia K. A., Jack E. Fletcher, Lee Whiteley, “Cherokee Trail Diaries New Routes to the California Gold Rush Vol 1 1849, Vol II 1850.” Sequim, WA Fletcher Family Trust, 1999. Fletcher, Dr. Jack E., Patricia K.A. Fletcher, “Cherokee Trail Diaries Emigrants, Goldseekers, Cattle Drives and Outlaws 1851-1900, Vol III” Sequim, WA Fletcher Family Trust, 2001. Marcy, Randolph B., Capt. US Army. The Prairie Traveler. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. (retrieved from The Kansas Collection August 18, 2006). Dictionary of American History by James Truslow Adams, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 Whiteley, Lee. The Cherokee Trail: Bent's Old Fort to Fort Bridger Gehling, Richard. "Colorado's Cherokee Trail'.
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