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The first overland mail from California arrives in St. Louis, twenty-five days out from San Francisco

St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1859
10/09/1858
Just before nine o'clock in the evening, the first overland mail from California arrived in St. Louis from San Francisco, from where it had left almost twenty-five days before. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 384.

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