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Near Julian in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Vallecito Stage Station
 
Vallecito Stage Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
1. Vallecito Stage Station Marker
 
Inscription. A reconstruction (1934) of Vallecito Stage Station built in 1852 at the edge of the Great Colorado Desert. It was an important stop on the first official transcontinental route, serving the San Diego-San Antonio ('Jackass') mail line (1857-1859), the Butterfield Overland Stage Line, and the southern emigrant caravans.
 
Erected 1956 by San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the Historical Markers Committee. (Marker Number 304.)
 
Location. 32° 58.542′ N, 116° 21.003′ W. Marker is near Julian, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Great Southern /Overland Stage Route of 1849, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36937 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849, Julian CA 92036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Butterfield Overland Mail Route (approx. 5.2 miles away); Box Canyon (approx. 6 miles away); Palm Spring (approx. 8.6 miles away); Vallecito-Butterfield Stage Station (approx. 11.1 miles away); Pedro Fages Trail (approx. 11.2 miles away); San Felipe (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Vallecito Stage Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
2. Vallecito Stage Station Marker
 
 
Vallecito Stage Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
3. Vallecito Stage Station Marker
The stage station building is seen in the background.
 
 
California Grizzly Bear Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
4. California Grizzly Bear
An enhanced view of the California Grizzly Bear seen at the top of the marker.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 312 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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