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Near San Andreas in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Attempted Stage Robbery

 
 
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Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 28, 2008
1. Attempted Stage Robbery Marker
Inscription.  At this place, April 30th 1892, without warning, a lone bandit fired two charges of buckshot into the stage carrying the payroll for the Sheepranch Mine. Miss Johanna Rodesino, a passenger, was instantly killed. Babe Raggio, driver, was severely wounded. Mike Tovey, messenger, was slightly wounded. Miss Agnes Filipini and Mrs. A. Lloyd, passengers, were unhurt.

No treasure was taken and the bandit was never apprehended.
 
Erected 1963 by Matuca Chapter E Clampus Vitus & Calaveras Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 30, 1846.
 
Location. 38° 11.366′ N, 120° 36.638′ W. Marker is near San Andreas, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Ranch Road and Rocky Road, on the right when traveling east on Mountain Ranch Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Andreas CA 95249, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Costa Store (approx. 2.1 miles away); Calaveritas
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Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 28, 2008
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Calaveras County Hospital Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Red Barn (approx. 3 miles away); Calaveras County War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers (approx. 3.1 miles away); First Restaurant in Town (approx. 3.8 miles away); San Andreas (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Andreas.
 
Also see . . .  Woman seeks to correct spelling error on historical marker. 2018 article by Crystal Carson in the Calaveras Enterprise. “According to Smith Thompson, after the ceremony for the erection of the historical marker [in 1963] was conducted, Agnes Fillippini was taken to the mayor’s house, which was close by, and a tape recording was done on her recollections of the events of the robbery. Smith Thompson has been on a search to acquire a copy of the recording, but has not been able to find who is in possession of the tape.” (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Agnes Filippini
The inscription on the marker misspells
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the last name of the first unhurt passenger. It should be spelled “Filippini.”

I am her granddaughter. She was 15 at the time of the holdup and was 85 when she and her family attended the dedication of this marker in 1963.
    — Submitted September 23, 2008, by CM Smith of Concord, California.

 
Additional keywords. Crime, Murder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,331 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on September 22, 2008, by CM Smith of Concord, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2022