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By Kate Radford
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A Mail Carrier and More: The Lincoln Stage

 

January 1, 2020

Courtesy UBVHS

ƒJulius Stoner's Ford panel van serves as the Lincoln Stage in 1931.

The Stemple Stage Station, located near Stemple Pass in the early 1900s, was the start of the Lincoln Stage.

The stagecoach stop provided meals, a post office, and support for the stage horses. Soon, "stage" began to refer to the vehicle and service that brought mail over the pass to Lincoln.

In 1927, Julius Stoner took on the mail contract from Stemple to Lincoln and began carrying passenger...



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