George Lewis Colegrove

George Lewis Colegrove – A Union Veteran Who Was Formerly A Stagecoach Driver Over The Santa Cruz Mountains

George Lewis Colegrove served in the Illinois Infantry as a wagoner for the Union Army. However, a broken leg shortened his term of military service to less than a year. In 1863, George Lewis Colegrove moved to California and on July 15, 1869, he drove his first stagecoach over the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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