12 [Colorado] Barlow & Sanderson. Overland Mail Company. This is the Only Stage Line Running to all Points in New Mexico and the San Juan Mining District in Southern Colorado, in Connection with the Denver & Rio Grande, Kansas Pacific, and
Atchison, Topkea & Santa Fe Railways. St. Louis: Woodward & Tiernan & Hale, Lithographers, ca.
1877. Folio broadside lithograph, blue tint background, approximately 18 x 23 inches, professionally conservation matted and framed with black and gold borders. Fine condition, rich tones.
Bradley Barlow and J.L. Sanderson purchased the Denver & Santa Fe Stage line in 1870, and with the Overland Mail Company contract, began opening up Southern Colorado at the same as the gold mining rushes. Their stage run to Lake City (approximately 25 miles due west of Ouray and Telluride (Uncompahgre Mountain, shown on this broadside, is between them) began in 1877. This broadside shows some of the highlights of Colorado history – the stage has three trunks belonging to Kit Carson, Maxwell (of the New Mexico land grant) and Col. Bent (of Bent’s Fort). There are two Chinese on the back of the stage, and three prospectors hiking towards the gold fields. A great and original broadside for Colorado stagecoaches.