Search the library catalog for books and other published materials, manuscript collections, and State Archives collections about overland transportation. Useful search terms: coaching, trails, carriages and carts, military roads
Selected manuscript and State Archives collection finding aids detailing box locations and contents are available online. Others are available in notebooks in the Library.
Photographs, artwork, and artifacts documenting overland transportation can be found in Collections Online. Useful search terms: transportation overland, carriages and coaches, carts and wagons, sleds and sleighs
Newspapers may contain advertisements and stories about overland transportation.
Northwestern Express, Stage, and Transportation Company Corporate Records, 1868-1886.
Accounts and memoranda of this overland express and stage company which operated lines in Minnesota, Dakota Territory, the Black Hills, and western Nebraska.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P1002).
The Red River Trails: Oxcart Routes Between St. Paul and the Selkirk Settlement, 1820-1870, by Rhoda R. Gilman, Carolyn Gilman, Deborah M. Stultz.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1979.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F1063.G54
Overland Staging Industry in Minnesota, 1849-1880, by Robert Hybben and Jeffrey A. Hess
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office, 1990.
MNHS call number: HE5748.M6H92 1990
Tracing Minnesota's Old Government Roads, by Grover Singley
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society, 1974.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F609.S58