Shasta in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
“Stage Drivers Plaque”
One of the best known and beloved men in California
Williamson Lyncoya Smith Aug 6. 1830. Born on a plantation on the James River, Bedford Co. Va. Named “Lyncoya” by President Andrew Jackson. 1822, family settled in Pike Co. Mo. Apr. 25, 1850, left Pike Co. Mo. with McPike & Strothers Express Line for California. Aug. 6, 1950, arrived in Placerville Calif. 1851, Continuously connected with U.S. Mail until 1892. Railroad between Sacramento & Portland was completed on Dec. 17, 1887. July 1884, carried the first U.S. Mail on horseback from Jacksonville to Canyonville, Ore. May 31, 1902, died at his home. West 2 Tehama Sts. Redding, Calif.
James E. Birth First stage driver in California & organizer of the California Stage Co. Sept. 12, 1857. Lost at sea on the mail steamer Central America.
J.B. Crandall Pioneer stage driver from 1849, covering Calif. Ore. & Nev. June 11, 1852, drove the first stage over the Sierra Nevada Mtn. Nov. 24, 1872, eight miles from Los Angeles, thrown from his stage. Was kicked by the wheel horse, ending his life.
W.F. Hall & W.H. Hall Stage drivers from 1849.
Marshall McCummings Aug. 1952, drove the first stage
Daniel Masten Cawley July 14, 1828, born in N.H. Sept. 1, 1856, drove the first stage over the Siskiyou Mt. for California Stage Co. Dec. 1, 1887, drove the last stage over Siskiyou Mt. for the Califronia Orgeon Idaho Stage Co. Oct. 15, 1901, died in Yreka, California.
Andrew Jackson Bacon
Joseph Henry Bacon
Erected by Mae Helene Bacon Boggs, niece of Williamson Lyncoya Smith
Shasta, June 8, 1931.
Adams, A.C. Bachman, Daniel Baird, Albert Bartle, Jack Basham, Henry Beard, George Becker, Albert Beaughan, N.T.J. Bell, James Blackburn, Jas. W. Bloomfield, Isaacs Bradley, Amos Bradley, Mike Brewster, L.L. Brincard, James Buick, John Burk, Harry Burnett, Thomas Burt, William Camden, John Carmer, Rube Chadbourne, Dave Chase, George L. Chase, James V. Clough, Joseph L. Combs, Charles Comstock, James Cooley, M. Craddock, John Creamer, Chas. N. Crowell, Albert Culverhouse, Jerry Curtis, Dave Curtis, Edward J. Curtis, Thomas Cushing, E.S. Davis, Perry O. Decker, Albert Dockery, Lewis A. Dow, Lorenzo Driver, John R. Drout, George Dunnegan, William Eddings, Norton Ellery, Elias
Finch, George W. Finchley, Walter Finnicum, James D. Fiock, Charles Frost, A.G. Fitch, Geo. Garvey, Mike Gaston, Jack Gerard, Louis Giddings, A.B. Giddings, Henry Glenn, Robert M. Goodwin, Joseph F. Gordiner, C.W. Graham, Edward Hall, William Hallick, John G. Heath, Richard Henry, W.J. Hovey, Frank Howe, John C. Hughes, Charles W. Hungerford, Z.N. Jenkins, W.R. Kennedy, William Kies, James Henry Kies, John King, Andrew G. Laird, Charles Lawrence, William Lewis, Charles Lewis, E.J. Lewis, John L. Luce, James L. Lynch, James Mack, John B. Major, John N. Martin, John Mason, Joe M athews, Milo Mathews, William H. Mayhew, William McConnell, Charles McGuffey, John McGuire, Mike
McInerney, T.J. McManus, Frank C. Minthorn, Hiram P. Montgomery, Zack Morrison, Henry P. Morse, Andy Palmer, Herman C. Parker, E.G. Parks, Erskin Pratt, Newton Pratt, Warren Pryor, Alfred L. Quadlin, David Reynolds, John E. Richards, Green Robbins, Dan Robbins, Jared Roberts, George Rolfe, Charles H. Scammon, Gus Smith, A. Smith, C.V. Smith, Frank M. Smithson, James S. Spaulding, Asher D. Spaulding, Melvin J. Stone, Richard M. Strauser, Joseph M. Sullaway, John W. Swatka, Harry Talbert, William S. Tice, Fred Thompson, Frank R. Thompson, James Turner, Howard Tyndall, Thomas F. Vaughn, George W. Ward, Henry C. Weston, Harry F. Williams, Charles Williams, Horace A. Wilson, James D. Wolfley, John Woods, Jerry Wright, Joseph
Erected 1931 by Mae Helene Bacon Boggs.
Location. 40° 35.928′ N, 122° 29.499′ W. Marker is in Shasta, California, in Shasta County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 299 and Mackley Alley, on the right when traveling west on Highway 299. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shasta CA 96087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nobles Trail (a few steps from this marker); Western Star Lodge No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Shasta (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallows (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Western Star Lodge No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shasta.
Also see . . .
1. Shasta State Historic Park. (Submitted on June 17, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Tehama County History. (Submitted on June 17, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Stage Drivers' Plaque. (Submitted on June 17, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. America's Lost Treasure - The S.S. Central America. (Submitted on June 17, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
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