Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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

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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!

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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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