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Climb On Board & Drive a Stage Coach!

Ever wonder what it would be like to drive a stagecoach full tilt? This video clip from John Ford's famous 1939 Oscar winning classic, "Stagecoach" will give you an idea and put you right there in the "driver's seat!"

And you get an added bonus: Hollywood's most famous stuntman, Yakima Canutt, does his two most dangerous stagecoach stunts! (Don't try this at home....)

Read about the amazing Yakima Canutt in our post:

The Stunt King of Hollywood

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I drove & owned a stage Coach I drove one in the music video “ the highway men” & also in a Japanese game show,, & in local parAdes in our small town


Deborah Hufford

Author, Notes from the Frontier

Deborah Hufford is an award-winning author and magazine editor with a passion for history. Her popular blog with 100,000+ readers has led to an upcoming novel! Growing up as an Iowa farmgirl, rodeo queen and voracious reader, her love of land, lore and literature fired her writing muse. With a Bachelor's in English and Master's in Journalism from the University of Iowa, she taught students of Iowa's Writer's Workshop, then at Northwestern University, Marquette and Mount Mary. Her extensive publishing career began at Better Homes & Gardens, includes credits in New York Times Magazine, New York Times, Connoisseur, many other titles, and serving as publisher of The Writer's Handbook


Deeply devoted to social justice, especially for veterans, women, and Native Americans, she has served on boards and donated her fundraising skills to Chief Joseph Foundation, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), Homeless Veterans Initiative, Humane Society, and other nonprofits.  


Deborah's soon-to-be released historical novel, BLOOD TO RUBIES weaves indigenous and pioneer history, strong women and clashing worlds into a sweeping saga praised by NYT bestselling authors as "crushing," "rhapsodic," "gritty," and "sensuous." Purchase BLOOD TO RUBIES online beginning June 9. Connect with Deborah on, Facebook, and Instagram.

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