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Suggested Reading

Stagecoach East - Oliver W. Holmes and Peter Rohrbach

Stagecoach West - Ralph Moody

Stagecoach-Wells Fargo and the American West  - Philip L. Fradkin

The Butterfield Overland Mail  -  Waterman L. Ormsby

On the Road North of Boston: New Hampshire Taverns and Turnpikes
    - Donna-Belle Garvin and James L. Garvin

Abbot-Downing   -  Coach and Wagon Makers to the World - Donna-Belle Garvin, Editor

Abbot-Downing and the Concord Coach  -  Harry N. Scheiber

Concord's Waggon Men -  Edward Rowse

A Treatise on Carriages  -  William Felton

Some Websites

www.concordcoach.org       The Abbot-Downing Historical Society

www.wellsfargo.com/about/history/stagecoach/concord

theconcordcoach.tripod.com/abbotdowning/id3.html

www.over-land.com/ccoachg.html     A gallery of Charles Bourbeau photos

www.concordhistoricalsociety.org/the-concord-coach/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagecoach#Concord_stagecoaches

whitemountainhistory.org/uploads/1833_Goodno_Stage_Routes_pdf.pdf

http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/new-hampshires-lewis-downing-conquered-west/

Some Concord Coach Facts

First Coach Built  - 1826-1827
Last Coach Built - Circa 1899
Total Number built +/- 1,800
Weight of a Coach – Approximately  2,500 pounds
Height of a Coach – 8’, 6”
Size of Wheels – Rear 5’, 1”  Front 3’, 10”
Width of the wheel track  - Approximately five feet
Cost of a Coach  - About $2,500  in 1860
Number of Horses to Pull a Coach – 2, 4, or 6
Number of Coaches Remaining  - 159
Number remaining in New Hampshire  - 18

Remaining Coaches in New Hampshire

Our Yellow Coach - #XIV (1847) Gift from Jean Fernandez
Our Brown Coach - #VIII (ca 1850) – Gift from Dartmouth College
Concord Monitor - #113   (1866) Center Harbor
Concord Group Insurance Co.  -  #80 Lake Village Stage Co
New Hampshire Historical Society - #65  (1852) Formerly at Concord RR Station
The Flume  ( State of NH) -  #431 (1874) Plymouth & Franconia
Mount Washington  Auto Road   -  Fabian House
Amherst Historical Society -  Amherst Depot Coach
New London Historical Society - #425 (1874)
Andover Lions Club - #36 &# XXXVI  (circa 1850)Joint Effort - Dual numbers
Town of Sandwich  - XVI (1850s)
Francestown Historical Society  -  In a New Museum
Moultonborough  Country Store -  #XXII Recently Restored
Tom Prescott  (Johnny Prescott & Son Oil)  Concord  -  #491 (1880)  12 Passenger Coach
Tom Prescott -  #23  The Green “Morton Coach”  from The Highway Hotel  6 Passenger Coach
Marshall Collection -  Jefferson Hill House  #XLI  (1846) Formerly at Six Gun City
Marshall Collection - #428 Epsom & Northwood and Bridgton & Harrison
Marshall Collection - #455 “Coach Break”
Marshall Collection - #273 Turner’s Tavern - Bethlehem (1875
Marshall Collection - The Coach from the Willowbrook Museum

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