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Strawberry in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Strawberry Valley House

 
 
Strawberry Valley House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 18, 2006
1. Strawberry Valley House Marker
Inscription.  
This popular resort and stopping place for stages and teams of the Comstock, established by Swift and Watson in 1856, became a remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express on April 4, 1860. Here on that date division superintendent Bolivar Roberts waited with a string of mules to help pony rider Warren Upson through the snowstorm on Echo Summit.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 707
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Highway 50 Association, and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association. (Marker Number 707.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1827.
 
Location. 38° 47.725′ N, 120° 8.9′ W. Marker is in Strawberry, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Highway 50 (U.S. 50) west of Strawberry Lane, on
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the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kyburz CA 95720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnson Cutoff - Ascent to the Summit (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Echo Summit (approx. 6.3 miles away); Luther Pass Trail - Enter Lake Valley (approx. 6.9 miles away); Johnson Cutoff - Ascent of Johnson Pass (approx. 7.1 miles away); Luther Pass Trail - Prepared for the Ascent (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the first Eastbound journey of the Pony Express through California to Genoa, Nevada....To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Pony Express. Gold Rush Chronicles website entry (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Highway 50 Association. Association website homepage (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

3. Pony Express National Historic Trail. National Park service website entry (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Strawberry Valley House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 18, 2006
2. Strawberry Valley House Marker
Current Strawberry Lodge is in the background
Strawberry Valley House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Edward Vischer, ca. 1861
3. Strawberry Valley House
A pencil and wash view of the Strawberry House by Edward Vischer (1809-1878). Photo is from the Historic American Buildings Survey at the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,896 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on January 20, 2009. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2023