September 16, 1858

The first Butterfield Stage left Tipton, Missouri carrying mail and passengers to California.  Read more about this in Tales From Missouri and the Heartland.  

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.