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Shasta in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

“Stage Drivers’ Plaque”

"Stage Drivers' Plaque" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, May 25, 2007
1. "Stage Drivers' Plaque" Marker
In Loving Memory to These Pioneers Who “Held the Ribbons” but Have Turned the Bend in this Road

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.
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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 from Sacramento to Shasta. Monroe & Felt. Proprietors

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.
"Stage Drivers' Plaque" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, May 25, 2007
2. "Stage Drivers' Plaque" Marker
• 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
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• 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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1732.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Noble’s Trail (a few steps from this marker); Survivors of the Gold Rush (within shouting distance of 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shasta.
Also see . . .
1. Shasta State Historic Park. California Department of Parks and Recreation entry (Submitted on June 17, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Tehama County, California. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 26, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,137 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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