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

Strawberry Valley Stage Station

1857 - 1880

 
 
Strawberry Valley Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
1. Strawberry Valley Stage Station Marker
Inscription.  Across the road from this marker stood the Strawberry Valley Stage Station which served the patrons of this line from its completion in 1857 until 1886 when the railroad construction reached the valley.

The small building across the road was the Berryvale Post Office which operated from 1870 to 1887. The first postmaster was Justin Hinckley Sisson.

Behind this marker stood the famous Sisson Hotel. Well known to mountain climbers, fishermen, hunters and vacationists throughout California. It was built about 1865 by J.H. Sisson and in 1916 was destroyed by fire.

The Mt. Shasta Trout Hatchery was founded in 1888, but prior to this in 1877 J.H. Sisson reared trout to stock the streams in this vicinity.

When the business center was moved to its present location on the railroad in 1886 its name was changed from Strawberry Valley to Sisson. In 1923 the town was renamed Mount Shasta City.
 
Erected 1947 by Siskiyou County Historical Society. (Marker Number 396.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce
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. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 41° 18.538′ N, 122° 19.619′ W. Marker is in Mount Shasta, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of North Old Stage Road and Hatchery Lane, on the right when traveling south on North Old Stage Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 North Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta CA 96067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berryvale Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Shasta (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mt. Shasta Herald (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sullaway Stage Stop (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Alexander Dunsmuir Fountain (approx. 6.4 miles away); Babe Ruth Played Here (approx. 6.4 miles away); Locomotive 1727 (approx. 6.4 miles away); Upper Soda Springs (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Shasta.
 
Strawberry Valley Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
2. Strawberry Valley Stage Station Marker
Plaque below the Strawberry Valley Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
3. Plaque below the Strawberry Valley Stage Station Marker
Boomer’s Corner
1997
This special corner is dedicated to “Boomer” Tonkin
His love for his community and his involvement helped keep Mt. Shasta history alive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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