During the 1870s an old stage road passed by their area.
The opening of the rail connections was a death blow to the stage road.
Unlike the stage road, it was closed during the winter months.
The stage road was the military's most important transportation route in southeast Oregon.
A man could get shot standing next to a stage road out in the middle of nowhere with a rifle in his hand.
There's the stage road, but they'll watch that, I'm afraid.
You'll have to get down the hill into the creek-bed and follow that until you come to the stage road.
There has been a good deal of activity along the stage road.
One of them ran his horse as if pursued from the stage road toward Sipapu.
It was also a temporary military post while soldiers patrolled the stage road.