Chinese Camp in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
To Honor Eddie Webb
Dedicated By Matuca Chapter, No. 1849
E Clampus Vitus
May 6, 1961
Erected 1961 by Matuca Chapter, No. 1849 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 37° 52.24′ N, 120° 25.898′ W. Marker is in Chinese Camp, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 120Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chinese Camp CA 95309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Montezuma (approx. 2.9 miles away); Jacksonville (approx. 3.3 miles away); Don Pedro Lake (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Crimea House (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chinese Camp.
1. More details on Eddie Webb
Eddie Webb was a sort of a minor celebrity in the late 1950s. He is said to have driven a stage coach on foothill routes west of Yosemite at the turn of the 20th century and was quoted as saying he also drove stages into Yosemite Valley. But his fame derived from the fact that later in life he refurbished old stagecoaches for use on movie and TV westerns. He shows up in a couple of entertainment features written by the old United Press International wire service in 1958 and '59.
Webb died in 1962, not too long after the plaque
Perhaps *the* last was his brother, Joe Webb, who died in 1980 at the age of 95. Among Joe Webb's claims was that he drove the very last passenger stage coach trip into Yosemite Valley, in 1909. Maybe there's a plaque to Joe Webb out there somewhere, too.
— Submitted November 5, 2017, by Dan Brekke of Berkeley, California.
Additional keywords. stage coach, stagecoach
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