Ben Holladay, the stagecoach king
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Ben Holladay, the stagecoach king a chapter in the development of transcontinental transportation by J. V. Frederick

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Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company in Glendale, Calif .
Written in English


  • Holladay, Ben, -- 1819-1887.,
  • Express service -- United States -- History.,
  • Postal service -- United States -- History.,
  • Coaching -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby J.V. Frederick ...
LC ClassificationsF594 .H73
The Physical Object
Pagination334 p. incl. front., plates, port., fold. map, facsims.
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14295212M
LC Control Number40011627

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