Eddie Lanham
Memorial
Thu May 19, 14:43

Memorial for Silas St. John:
SILAS ST. JOHN CARRIED THE FIRST EASTBOUND OVERLAND MAIL OUT OF SAN DIEGO, FROM CARRIZO CREEK TO FORT YUMA NOV, 16, 1857. ON SEPT. 9, 1858, IN A LONE-HANDED DEFENSE OF THE BUTTERFIELD-WELLS FARGO OVERLAND STAGE STATION AT DRAGOON, ARIZ., ST.
JOHN WAS HORRIBLY WOUNDED AND LOST HIS LEFT ARM. HE RECOVERED TO CONTINUE IN WELLS FARGO SERVICE.
OF HIS STUFF THE WEST WAS MADE.

OF HIS STUFF THE WAST WAS MADE!

  • The Jackass mail routeRobert Buckley, Thu May 19 7:49
    In 1857, a year before the massacre at Dragoon Springs, the lone survivor of the massacre, Silas St. John, helped layout and manage the San Antonio to San Diego mail route ( The Jackass mail route). ... more
    • Memorial — Eddie Lanham, Thu May 19 14:43
      • Re: MemorialRobert Buckley, Fri May 20 18:39
        Eddie, Benjamin P. Cheney,jr, a director of Wells Fargo, had that Memorial inscribed on a bronze plaque and placed on Silas St. John’s headstone in 1941. Sadly, several years later the bronze plaque was... more
        • WellsEddie Lanham, Sat May 21 3:31
          Interesting!
    • Military RoadEddie Lanham, Thu May 19 14:17
      Thanks Robert for that information on Silas St. John. From San Antonio, the Military Road and Postal Route ran west to Ft. Inge, just south of current Uvalde, and beyond, then turned towards El Paso. If... more
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