just bought these two babies. paid a little more since they are from the UK
There is an old Trail that crosses Kansas and Colorado, It was known as the Smoky Hill Trail to Denver, it would later be known as The Butterfield Overland Despatch stage route or BOD.The old trail would have pretty much vanished if not for Howard Raynesford,
Howard was born August 13, 1876 in Ellis, Kansas. He was a farmer, operated a dairy, had a wife and sons. It is for his “hobby” that he is now remembered. Howard was an historian, Director of the Kansas State Historical Society, and tireless expert on the Smoky Hill Trail and the Butterfield Overland Despatch stagecoach line that ran over the trail. Raynesford painstakingly mapped the route of this trail. In his spare time he walked over 200 miles following the trail and locating many of the stagecoach stations. In 1963 the Kansas Legislature granted permission (no funding) for him to place stone-post markers on the right-of-way where the trail crossed major highways. 138 markers were placed.