Historic Pelham

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Stage Coach Line Established to Run Through Pelham Bridge in 1874

I have written before about the stage coaches that once rumbled through Pelham.  See:

Monday, October 26, 2009:  Pelham Was a Principal Station on the Stage Coach Route of Dorance, Recide & Co. Which Carried Mail Between New York and Boston.

At least one other stage coach line once ran through the southeastern reaches of Pelham through Pelham Bridge and City Island.  During the 1870s, a stage coach line was established as part of a chain of such lines to permit people to travel eastward and westward between the Long Island Sound and the Hudson River.  The article excerpt below provides sketchy details about the line.


A stage line was recently established between Mount Vernon and Yonkers, connecting with trains on the New-Haven, Harlem and Hudson River Railroads.  The success of the line has induced the proprietor to establish another line between Mount Vernon, East Chester, Pelham Bridge and City Island, so that persons can now cross between Long Island Sound and the Hudson River, passing through the villages named."

Source:  Westchester County, N.Y. Times, Aug. 7, 1874, p. 8.

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