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By Maria Montoya,Kenneth L. Holmes

The overland trails within the 1860s witnessed the production of degree stations to facilitate overland shuttle. those stations, positioned each twenty or thirty miles, ensured that tourists will be capable of receive grain for his or her cattle and nutrients for themselves. in addition they speeded up the method of mail supply to distant Western outposts. Tragically, the easing of overland go back and forth coincided with renewed conflicts with the Cheyenne and different Plains Indians. The bloodbath of Black Kettle’s humans at Sand Creek instigated years of bloody reprisals and counterreprisals.
"Amid this turmoil and alter, those bold girls endured to construct at the instance set by means of previous ladies pioneers. As Harriet Loughary wrote upon her arrival in California, "[after] millions of miles in an ox staff, making an ordinary of eighteen miles an afternoon enduring privations and hazards . . . once we consider the earliest pioneers . . . we think an untold gratitude in the direction of them."

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