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Vera’s Express – 1856

Joseph Numa Vera was proprietor of Vera’s Express. By the end of Nov, 1855 “Powers” of Meek & Powers’ Express sold his interest in the company to J. N. Vera, transitioning it to Meek & Vera’s Express, with their first ad Nov 27, 1855. Their last ad was Jul 25, 1856, possibly indicating when Meek sold his interest in the company and Vera became sole proprietor. No ads for Vera’s Express have been found, so we can only speculate it covered the same route as its predecessor: Marysville to Oroville. No mention of the demise of Vera’s Express has been found.

circa 1855 from the Feather River mines by Vera's Express PAID to Oroville

circa 1856 from the Feather River mines by Vera’s Express PAID to Oroville, “Paid Pollard 4/-” rate paid to agent for valuable letter; by Wells Fargo & Co’s Express Oroville, Cal. with their label (money letter) to Marysville; entire folded over at right and sealed with red wax seal (now unfolded).

Map of route from San Francisco to the Feather River Mines Vera's express route shown in red, Wells Fargo & Co. carriage in blue

Vera’s express route shown in red, Wells Fargo & Co. carriage in blue

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