By Steve Wilson
From page 24 of the April, 1971 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1971 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved
In 1885, a regular stage and freight route was established between Henrietta, Texas, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, then in the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache country of Indian Territory.
The stage made periodic trips to the fort, carrying soldiers, dignitaries and their wives, Indian agents, mail, and occasionally the government payroll.
In good weather the trip took a full day. It was shortly after this route had opened that the stage company contracted to transport $96,000 in gold to Fort Sill, nestled in the foothills of the rugged Wichita Mountains, to be paid to the soldiers.