Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Runaway Stagecoach

Oswego Commercial Advertiser
Thursday, April 6, 1865

    A Stage Team Runs Away. - While at Colosse on Monday night, the team attached to the Syracuse stage, became frightened by the firing of a gun, and ran away. A lady and child were in the coach at the time, but could not get out.
    Great efforts were made to overtake the team, but were unavailing. When the team had reached the vicinity of George Wheeler's, some two miles from Colosse, they were stopped by Mr. Wheeler, who, very fortunately, was expecting something by the stage, and therefore was on the lookout. 

    Considering the distance run, and the liability of meeting teams on that route, the escape of the lady and child was almost miraculous.

(Note: Colosse is a four corners on New York State Route 11 between Central Square and Pulaski, N.Y.)