Wells Fargo's incredibly strong Concord stagecoaches were crafted with the state of the art materials by the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord, New Hampshire. These Coach Makers were regarded with the highest expectations and reputation. Wells Fargo stagecoaches provided in the nineteenth century, speedy service across a vast territory. The aka: Butterfield Overland route stretched all the way to the Pacific starting in 1858.
Wells Fargo operated the Major Overland stagecoach route west of the Missouri River, covering over 2,500 miles of territory from California to Nebraska and Arizona to Idaho. Nothing other than skilled Drivers guided these coaches pulled by a team of four to six horses, at an average speed of five miles per hour. Stops were made on the average of every twelve miles to change horses, and about every forty-five miles or so to allow the Driver and Passengers to relax and have a bite to eat.