Western Expresses | V

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Vera’s Express – 1855 to 1857

After working with Meek serving the Feather River mines, Joseph Numa Vera became a partner in Meek & Power’s Express. Meek sold out to Vera in 1855 and became a partner in Singer, Meek & Co’s Feather River Express. Vera operated to Oroville where he connected with Wells, Fargo and evidently quit the business circa 1857.

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

circa 1855 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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