“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail marker series.
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, measured 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
Vallecito Stage Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
2. Vallecito Stage Station Marker
(approx. 11.1 miles away); Pedro Fages Trail (approx. 11.2 miles away); San Felipe (approx. 11.7 miles away).
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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 , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 667 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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