Butterfield Overland Stage Company (1858-1861) - The brainchild of
John W. Butterfield (no relation to
David A. Butterfield), the stage company was owned by
and held the largest mail contact ever granted by the U.S. Government. See
full article HERE.
California and Pike's Peak Express (C.O.C. & P.P.) (1860-1861) - The
company was formed by the transportation firm of