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Stagecoach

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Stagecoach


 

 

Description

 

The Stagecoach is a four-wheeled enclosed vehicle strongly sprung and drawn by four horses. The stagecoach is a heavy slow moving vehicle that was supported by thoroughbraces. Thoroughbraces were leather straps. The stagecoach held over eight plus people. The poorer lower class would ride on top of the vehicle. Some people would strap on and ride to the back, and the first and second class rode inside of the stagecoach most of the time.

 

 

Quick Facts

 

  • Capacity: 8+ Persons
  • Average Speed: 4 miles/hr
  • Power: 4 Horses
  • Cost: $1200-1500

 

 

 

Appearances in Madame Bovary

 

 Part 1 Ch.1

To save him money, his mother sent him a roast of veal each week by the stagecoach, and off this he lunched when he came in from the hospital, warming his feet by beating against the wall.

(p.11) 

 

References

 

http://genealogytrails.com/main/stagecoaches.html

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagecoach

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/J0111463/carriagehouse.htm#stagecoach

 

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?ParagraphID=kwq

 

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