Up Close & Personal with Chief Joseph Days Stage Coach (2018)

By Wild Horses and Katy Nesbitt

Built-in Concord, New Hampshire, Wallowa County founding father Frank McCully bought the stagecoach in 1886 and ran a stage line from Elgin to Joseph until 1908

Now in its 73rd yearthe Chief Joseph Days Rodeo is an indelible northeast Oregon tradition. For most of those years, a red 19th century stagecoach with bright, yellow wheels has been a big part of that tradition.

Celebrating 75 Years of Chief Joseph Days in 2020 with CJD’s Stage Coach from 2004

And so it has begun…. Starting today I will post favorite pictures from the past to celebrate an event that has been going strong for more than seven decades!!!