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Stagecoach travel in the Old West

Upon arrival at one's destination in a stagecoach, would the driver get down and open the door to let the passengers out? Or would that be the one "riding shotgun" - yes, I know that term was not contemporary. Who would get the luggage off the back: again, driver, shotgun, or the individual passengers?

Google and Wikipedia searches for stagecoach travel have answered a lot of my other questions but I couldn't find any mention of these little things of "who gets the bags"? ;)
Tags: 1800s (no decades given), usa: history: old west, ~travel: pre-modern overland
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