More from the Butterfield

The second day of our trip on the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach route through Oklahoma yielded some treasures. See Retracing the Butterfield Overland Mail Route for photos from the first day.

Looking down a trace of the trail near Mountain Station, southwest of Wilburton.
Road sign for Mountain Station Spring.
Bill walking a rugged section of the old trail at Mountain Station.
Mountain Station spring, still flowing.
Structure along a dry stream bed along the trail — an old mill?
Cattle in the trail southwest of Mountain Station on ranch land.
Deer were abundant and not very concerned about our presence. On ranch land southwest of Mountain Station.
A creek crossing near the route.
Butterfield Trail marker in a section of the trail at the Atoka Confederate Cemetery.
Section of trail at Atoka Confederate Cemetery.
Confederate graves at Atoka Confederate Cemetery.
Marker for Boggy Depot Station in a stretch of the trail.
Passing under a railroad bridge near Colbert, Oklahoma as we near the last station.
We found the Colbert’s Ferry Station marker late in the day.
We couldn’t reach the actual site of Colbert’s Ferry on Red River, but this view is a short distance upstream from it. The ferry crossing was near the old bridge abutments visible right of center.

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As a follower of Christ, my purpose is to follow the commands Jesus said were the most important, To love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and To love your neighbor as yourself. As an Oklahoma-based writer, photographer and lover of the outdoors, my purpose is to celebrate God's creation. Join me for imagery and adventure as I explore the world with camera and notebook. Contact Info: or (405) 664-2253

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