Sacramento was the end of the trail - or the beginning, depending on the direction - to and from St. Joseph, Missouri. A year ago I wrote about loving monuments to our ancestors. These statues give a nice flavor to cities. Below is the monument in Old Sacramento. Cheers to 18 months of crossing the West at top speed with the mail. (Brings to mind that famous line from Seinfeld's Newman (the Postman) : "When you control the mail....you control Informattion)."