Western Passenger Wagon a.k.a. Deadwood Stagecoach Circa 1865

Western Passenger Wagon a.k.a. Deadwood Stagecoach Circa 1865

This stagecoach is thought to be made by Abbot-Downing of Concord, New Hampshire. It was used on the Cheyenne-Black Hills Stage Line, a 300 mile trek, until 1887. It was eventually purchased by local rancher and showman, C.B. Irwin, for use in his Wild West Show near the turn-of-the-century. In 1976, it represented Wyoming in the Bicentennial parade in Philadelphia. This stagecoach is owned by Cheyenne Frontier Days and it was retired from the parade route after Cheyenne Frontier Days in 2007.