The estimated product of our Rocky Mountain mines for 1866, is
The Western trade of Nebraska City was—in
The freightage from this point across the Plains required, in 1865,
11,739 men, 10,311 wagons, 10,123 mules, and 76,596 oxen.
So great is the length of the overland routes, that the trains are able
to make but two through trips a year.
The Union Pacific Railroad already extends 20 miles beyond Fort
Riley. This materially shortens the extent of overland freightage.
|Distance from St Lonis to Fort Riley||420 miles.|
|" " Fort Riley to Denver||460 "|
|" " Fort Riley to Salt Lake City||890 "|
|" " Fort Riley to Virginia City||1520 "|