Sunday, December 30, 2018

All Aboard for New Berlin

Spirit of the Age (newspaper), Norwich
July 30, 1853

                                     Stages from New Berlin
    A Post Coach leaves New Berlin, via Plank Road, for Utica at 8 A.M. daily (except Sundays) or on arrival of Stages from Oneonta, Morris, Gilbertsville, Norwich and Bainbridge, and arrive in Utica at 3 P.M. in time for the Express train to Albany and evening train to Buffalo.   A stage leaves for Cooperstown daily at 1 P.M., on arrival of stage from Sherburne. 
    Also at 3 o’clock P.M. , or on arrival of Utica stage for Morris, Gilbertsville, Oneonta (which connects with stages to Franklin, Walton, Delhi, Prattsville, Otsego and Unadilla) South New Berlin, Mt. Upton, Bainbridge, Norwich, Oxford, Greene and Binghamton. Stage for Sherburne leaves at 12 Noon upon arrival of stage from Cooperstown. Packages taken to and from Express office, Utica.
                                      W.D. Knapp and others, Proprietors

New Berlin, July 1, 1853

Saturday, December 1, 2018

People's Line of Omnibuses out of Utica

Utica Morning Herald
September 10, 1849

                                     People’s Line
        By Plank Road From Utica to Waterville, Earlville and Hamilton.
    An OMNIBUS leaves Utica daily, Sundays excepted, at 2 p.m., for New Hartford, Clinton, Deansville, Waterville, Sangerfield Centre, North Brookfield, East Hamilton, P:oolsville and Earlville. Returning, leaves Earlville at 3 a.m., and arrives at Utica at 9:30 a.m., in time for the Eastern cars.
    An Omnibus leaves Utica daily, Sundays excepted, at 2 p.m., on arrival of the Cars, for New Hartford, Clinton, Deansville, Oriskany Falls, Madison, Bouckville and Hamilton. Returning, leaves Hamilton at 4:30 a.m. and arrives at Utica in time for the morning train of Cars for the East.
    Persons taking this Line will be enabled to reach Utica in time to transact their business, and return home the same day to the most distant points on the route. The route is run by a superior line of Omnibuses to Waterville, and Post Coaches the remainder of the route. This is surest and most expeditious route.
    EXTRA COACHES furnished at all times on either of the above routes. 
                                     RATES OF FARE.
Utica to New Hartford, 12 1/2 cents
Clinton - 25 cents
Deansville - 38 cents
Waterville -  50 cents
Sangerfield Centre - 50 cents
North Brookfield - 75 cents
East Hamilton - 87 1/2 cents
Poolville and Earlville - $1.00
Madison - 62 1/2 cents
Bouckville 62 1/2 cents
Hamilton - 75 cents
                                    APPLY AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES:
    Utica - Chemango House, White’s Central Hotel; Clinton, P. Budlong’s Hotel; Deansville - H. & J. Curtiss; Waterrville - American Hotel, J.B. Brown; Sangerfield Centre, North Brookfield, East Hamilton, Poolville, Earlville - I.H. Dunham, Agent; Oriskany Falls, Madison, Bouckville, Hamilton - J. Cole, Agent.
   N. B. Passengers going either to or from Binghamton are recommended not to pay their fares beyond Hamilton, as they may thereby save from four shillings to one dollar in the amount of fare.
    The Agents of this line in Utica are T. KETCHUM, and H. HOLTON. This line has NO OTHER AGENTS in Utica, except the keepers of the Hotels named, and any other persons attempting to collect fares on its account are IMPOSTERS.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Post Coach Between Cooperstown and Norwich

Chenango Telegraph, Norwich, N.Y., December 2, 1835

Stagecoach Returns to its Old Route

Norwich Sun, August 30, 1937

Old Stagecoach is Again Seen Out on its Route of 1814
Vehicle Owned by W. C. Smalley is Run From
                   Delhi to Stamford

Friday, October 19, 2018

Stagecoach to Nowhere

Chenango Union, Norwich, N.Y.
July 21, 1851

                               New Stage Route - Norwich to Utica
    A stage leaves Norwich every morning at 5 o’clock (except Sundays) for Utica and Richfield Springs, via South New Berlin, New Berlin, Edmeston, Brookfield and Bridgewater, arriving at Utica at 3 1/2 P.M., and always in time for the Express Train that runs to the evening boat at Albany. Arrives at Richfield Springs at 4 P.M. Plank Road from New Berlin to Utica, upon which a Post Coach runs 6 to 8 miles an hour. At New Berlin this line connects with a daily line to Butternuts, Oneonta, Franklin, Walton, Mt. Upton, Bainbridge and Deposit; and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with a line to Burlington, Cooperstown and Delhi.
    Returning, leaves Utica at 8 1/2 A.M. arriving at Bridgewater at 12 Noon, New Berlin at 4 P.M. and Norwich at 7 P.M.
   The Proprietors hope, by attention to the comfort of passengers and by fast driving, to get a share of the travel.
   Try our route and see. None but careful, sober and attentive Drivers will be employed on the above route, and passengers are requested to report any improper conduct of any Driver. Ladies, traveling alone, will have proper attention paid to themselves and baggage.
    Fare from Norwich to Utica, same as by any other route. For seats, apply at Hickok’s Hotel, Norwich and General Stage Office, Utica.
July 21, 1851                                                William D. Knapp,

                                                                       John Williams, Proprietors

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

American Stagecoach in the 1820s

             Source:  Forty Etchings From Sketches Made With The Camera Lucida, in North
            America in 1827 and 1828 by Captain Basil Hall, R.N. (London: 1829)