Experience a ride in the legendary horse-drawn style of American western travel. Old west stagecoach comfort, open air surrey or buckboard, hay wagon, chuckwagon, Amish-built hearse, Cinderella carriage and sleigh are all in the line-up at Newell Stagecoach Hitch inc. Available for special events including: weddings, anniversary, birthday, graduation, engagement, picnic, parade, reunion, church function, corporate event, family reunion, funeral or an afternoon that warrants a lasting impression.
Jim Newell has worked with horses all his life. As wagon master, Mr. Newell has been at the reigns for over twenty-five years. Experience counts, transporting you and yours to a destination in western style.
Fully licensed and insured, providing transport any place a horse and carriage is allowed and appropriate.
All horse drawn vehicles are available at 1/2 or full day rates for photography sessions and/or props.
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The Stagecoach Era – by George Whitehouse
In the Civil War era and after, American travel by horse and wagon over long distances required the stagecoach. Traveling by stagecoach was a challenging adventure at best. Stagecoaches normally departed the station about dawn to make the most of the daylight travel time. Traveling across the virgin prairie turf and trying to follow wagon tracks was hard enough in daylight, not to mention the possibilities of robbers at night. During the winter months, schedules might be cancelled because of snow and rainy seasons. Passengers were advised to wear work clothes. Passengers might have to walk and push the stagecoach out of mud holes. Passengers would ride three to a seat, nine inside plus three to four on top. The luggage was generally limited to 25 to 60 pounds, depending on the mail load. The average speed of a trip was 5 miles per hour and a top speed of 8 to 9 miles per hour when going into and out of the stations. Fares were 5 to 10 cents per mile. Generally the stagecoach line had small stations spaced 10 to 15 miles apart, primarily for changing horses but some were overnight stops. The smaller stations only had a toilet, intermediate stations might have food and sleeping accommodations for 25 to 50 cents. There was always a possibility of being robbed.