Monthly Archives: September 2008

Video: Casey in Texas

As Casey has written, there’s a tech lag in getting his media to you, dear Reader. So it is with delayed humility that I present to you some vid from Casey on the Road. (Rumor has it the music is… Continue reading


It’s All About Connection!

Although I was graciously offered a night’s stay in the officer’s quarters at Ft. Concho  (another day, another fort) I had to respectfully decline due to my internet needs. One thing I never anticipated about this journey was how challenging… Continue reading


Rockin’ in West Texas

After a good night’s sleep I was off again. My first stop was Bridgeport, Texas , home of the elusive toll bridge. In 1860, Colonel W.H. Hunt  built a toll bridge that spanned the Trinity River, mainly for the Butterfield Stage…. Continue reading


More Catfish, Please!

After a big hug, a mug of coffee and a bran muffin to go, I was off to pick up Connie Whalen, Curator of the Wells Fargo History Museum in Phoenix. It was good to see Connie, and I’m looking… Continue reading


In Texas: September 19

I awoke at the Ft. Smith/Alma KOA , a great little spot with a pond full of friendly ducks that come right up to your front door for a crumb of bread. We were headed for Van Buren, Arkansas , another quaint… Continue reading


21st Century Vid on a 19th Century Schedule

As Casey Gill sets out to follow the Butterfield Overland Mail Co.’s  maiden voyage—150 years to the day!— he shoots video as much as he writes text. (I should know — I have to edit the raw footage.) Here’s some… Continue reading


Weekend. Exhale…

In modern times, it’s hard to understand what an epic undertaking it was to launch the Butterfield Overland Mail Route . From its conception, the enterprise was met with naysayers who thought it impossible to create reliable and safe passage for… Continue reading


Arkansas: The People Rule!

What a day! After saying good bye to John and Jenny at the Oak Hill Court  and thanking them for their hospitality, I was off for another busy day. First stop, Pea Ridge Military National Park . There I met with… Continue reading


21st Century Slugmullion

I left Sedalia, Missouri   this morning (Sept. 17, a little behind schedule), en route to Warsaw and Cassville, Missouri. We made a brief stop at the Starbucks on Highway 50  and were served up coffee and pastries by a… Continue reading


Day 4: Good bye Ike, Hello Mr. Lincoln

After a stormy night at the Park Hills Motel and RV Park , I continue my journey. (Sorry, again, Mr. Manager, for waking you up at 12:00 am!) Juan and I feel more confident in our ability to deal with the… Continue reading