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

Old Station

 
 
Old Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
1. Old Station Marker
Inscription.  The Hat Creek Station was established here in 1856 and operated by the California Stage Co. on the eastern branch of the California-Oregon Trail and the Nobles Trail. The intrusion of the whites through Indian lands led to many conflicts. On August 15, 1859, the station was attacked and burned, and both the proprietor John Callahan and the cook were killed. The following month, Fort Crook established a military post commanded by Lt. Brewer, to protect the emigrants and settlers. The station was abandoned in 1861, and thereafter referred to as the “Old Station”.
 
Erected 2000 by Lassen-Loomis Outpost 1914, in cooperation with Mt. Lassen Historical Society & Trintarianus Chapter #62, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 40° 40.479′ N, 121° 25.985′ W. Marker is in Old Station, California
Old Station Marker is to the left of Rim Rock Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Old Station Marker is to the left of Rim Rock Ranch
, in Shasta County. Marker is on California Route 44/89, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13275 Highway 44, Old Station CA 96071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Station (here, next to this marker); Old Station Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nobles Trail – Hat Creek Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nobles Trail - Devil's Half Acre (approx. 1.3 miles away); Nobles Trail - Hat Creek Rim (approx. 2˝ miles away); Nobles Trail - Little Hat Creek Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Nobles Trail - Snow Capped Mountains (approx. 3.3 miles away); Nobles Trail - Lost Creek Route 1855 & Later (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2. submitted on August 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 14, 2020