4X4 by Carlos Najera

The Rail Road had not yet reached the Imperial Valley when we first started living there. The people got around on horseback or wagons. Many people simply walked.

There were the Butterfield Stagecoaches. They used to run through here years ago. After the Transcontinental railroad was completed, it put an end to the long-distance stagecoaches.aaaaaa

The last time I checked, the ruins of a Butterfield stagecoach station was still visible outside of El Centro. That was around 1968.

bbbbbbbbbbI wonder if it’s still there after all this time.


About jedwardnajera

I am a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I am an artist, a member of Gallery 9 in Los Altos, California. I published a novel Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, available through Amazon Books. I spent over thirty five years in a classroom. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He was a mechanical engineer and had a wonderful love of history and science. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. He wrote in Spanish and I have spent six months translating these pages into English. Now I am in the process of editing, rewriting, and revising them. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.
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