1870s Stage Driver Hank Monk Benton Stage Nevada Lake Tahoe V&T R&R Broadside
1870s Benton`s Stage Line Broadside measures 11 X 14 inchs housed in wood frame and glass with overall measurements of 16 1/2 x 19 3/8 inches. Printing reads as fallows " Lake Tahoe , The Gem Of The Sierra! , Tourists From The East, Who wish to visit this beautiful lake in company with HANK MONK, will upon atriving at Carson City Nevada , take passage in BENTON'S STAGE LINE , which runs daily to and from the lake, as fallows: Connect with the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Trains At 10 Oclock A.M. And arrive at the Lake in time to connect with the STEAMER NIAGARA ,and return to Carson upon the arrival of the steamboats from Tahoe City to take luncheon At The LAKE SHORE HOUSE W.A. COBB Proprietor. These stage trips made every day during the tourist season, Sundays included. Private Conveyances Furnished J.M. Benton Proprietor . Morning Appeal Print , Carson City. Condition of this poster has crease folds two border tears at left and small wear hole at lower center border. Providence of this poster Ex Parker Lyon Collection pictured in color in the Lyon collection book. Some History Hank Monk is the well known stage coach driver of California and Nevada Old West History. He was made famous by Mark Twain, in his book "Roughing It" where Monk is quoted as telling Horace Greeley, who was in a rush to reach Placerville, California, to "Keep your seat, Horace, and I'll get you there on time. James M. Benton maintained a livery stable and stage line in Carson City at third and Carson Streets. While not as well known as Hank Monk, he was a colorful character in Nevada history. In January of 1885, he shot and killed a man who was attacking his wife. The killing was ruled justifiable homicide by the Nevada court.
1855 Petaluma Sonoma California Gold Rush Lettersheet Steamers Ranch San Antonio
8 1/4 x 10 5/8 inch Petaluma Sonoma California Gold Rush Letter Sheet , printed by Britton & Rey San Francisco.. Wear at left edge. Folder style with blank sheet attached (no Letter). Light spot toning and wrinkle folds. Office of Rancho Arroyo De San Antonio J.F. Stuart October 1855 at lower center of town view.