Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Planning a trip 140 years ago? The Chico Weekly Enterprise for August 29, 1879 gives you these options:


The train schedule is pretty decent, better than it is now, and look at all the places you could get to by stagecoach. Oroville! Colusa! Centerville and Helltown!


Through in one day to Prattville (a lovely place at Big Meadows to spend the hot summer days), for the fare of $8. That must have been a considerable sum in 1879, when many workers only made $1.00 to $1.50 a day.

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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