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Question 1: Confederates attempted to keep the stations from Tucson to Mesilla open while they destroyed the stations from Tucson to Yuma which were used to supply the Union army as it advanced through ________.
Stanwix StationApacheTraditional ArizonaApache Wars

Question 2: It is on one of the last sections of the trail that still exists- Old Wire road through Avoca, Rogers and ________.
Rogers, ArkansasSpringdale, ArkansasBenton County, ArkansasBentonville, Arkansas

Question 3: Three battles of the ________ occurred on or near Butterfield mail posts, the Battle of Stanwix Station, the Battle of Picacho Pass and the Battle of Apache Pass.
Bleeding KansasAmerican Civil WarUnited StatesTennessee

Question 4: The stage was an early operation of ________ and Wells Fargo.
American ExpressJPMorgan ChaseCitigroupGoldman Sachs

Question 5: With the ________ looming, the competing Pony Express was formed in 1860 to deliver mail faster and on a central/northern route away from the volatile southern route.
United StatesTennesseeAmerican Civil WarBleeding Kansas

Question 6: Employing over 800 at its peak, it used 250 Concord ________ and 1800 head of stock, horses and mules and 139 relay stations or frontier forts in its heyday.
Charles BollesBostonStagecoachMidwestern United States

Question 7: The Butterfield Overland Mail Company held the ________ contract from September 16, 1857 on a six year contract.
U.S. stateUnited StatesUnited States CongressUnited States Postal Service

Question 8: The only surviving station building is Oak Grove Butterfield Stage Station, near Warner Springs in ________.
Carlsbad, CaliforniaSan Diego County, CaliforniaImperial County, CaliforniaSouthern Border

Question 9: Under the ________, the Butterfield route operated with limited success from 1861 until early 1862 using former Butterfield employees.
Confederate States of AmericaConclusion of the American Civil WarMilitary of the Confederate States of AmericaAmerican Civil War

Question 10: [citation needed] Wells Fargo continued its stagecoach runs to mining camps in more northern locations until the coming of the US Transcontinental Railroad in ________.
1869195919601948







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