The following resources can help you learn more about stagecoaching and freighting. If you have a resource you think we should add, please contact us with the details.

NSFWA Newsletters

Historical information on stagecoaches and freight wagons as well as NSFWA conference information.


Websites on stagecoaches and freight wagons


Books on stagecoaches and freight wagons


Museums on stagecoaches and freight wagons

Click here for a listing of member business links


The NSFWA sponsored a restoration and preservation project in collaboration with Virginia City/Nevada City, Montana.

The JR Hill harness poster has been returned to Virginia City, Montana after several months away in Pennsylvania being restored. The NSFWA received a donation to help sponsor this restoration and preservation project. As part of the agreement, NSFWA is able to reproduce prints of the poster. This poster would make a great gift for a stagecoach enthusiast on your gift list, and don’t forget to treat yourself! The prints will be sold for $130 as a fundraiser towards the next preservation project. Please use this form to order a print. 

James R Hill & Co of Concord, New Hampshire produced all of the harness for the stagecoaches produced and sold by The Concord Coach Co. Each stagecoach included a set of harness as part of the coach order.

The original poster is dated 1883, and is the only known surviving example of this early advertisement. It was displayed on the wall of the Jos Sullivan Saddlery in Ft. Benton, Montana before moving to its current place in Nevada City, Montana. Joseph Sullivan was in the saddlery business at Fort Benton from 1881 until his death in 1940.


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