The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Moment In History

Description of coaches used on the Springfield to Yellow Banks line in early days: "These stagecoaches were built upon much the same plan as the royal state coach of England.

They had no springs, but were swung upon rockers and the passengers were jerked to and for over a succession of hills and valley until some sympathetic mudhole received the bobbing coach and gave its occupants a much desired rest.

On such occasions, the horses were unhitched and led to dry ground; then ropes carried for the purpose were tied to the coach thrown around trees and the vehicle pulled from its position.

These delays often lasted for hours and became very serious."

1911 History of Henderson County