Hillsborough in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Last Stagecoach Hold-Up In San Mateo County
A Poet Commemorated:
Huzza! romance returns again,
Once more as in the days of old,
Disdaining banks or Chu-chu train,
A robber stops a stage for gold,
Trouble for the terrible tempered
trigger man terminated.
Hurrah! Such news is great, immense -- -
But softly, what is this I’m told?
This robber robbed me for thirty cents!
Dedicated the 28th day of March, 2009
By the Ancient and Honorable Order of
E. Clampus Vitus Yerba Buena Number One
Erected 2009 by E. Clampsus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter #1.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 31.797′ N, 122° 21.495′ W. Marker is in Hillsborough, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Chrystal Springs Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlingame CA 94010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 100th Anniversary of the Crystal Springs Dam (approx. ¼ mile away); Eugene A. Doran Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Len Turner (approx. 2.4 miles away); Historic Camp Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Higurashi-en (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Business Structure (approx. 2.9 miles away); Central Park Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Central Park Veterans Memorial – World War I (approx. 2.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The San Mateo Daily Journal Account of the Plaque Dedication. E. Vitus Clampus, known to most as simply the Clampers, gathered on Crystal Springs Road to unveil a plaque that commemorates the last stagecoach robbery in San Mateo County history. While not well known, the story is of a 9-foot man armed with a cannon who got away with nothing more than $4.30. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. A First Hand Account of the Plaque Dedication. The poem on the marker is quoted in full. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Landmarks • Notable Events •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,738 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on August 24, 2010, by Stephen R. Myers of Dublin, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 3. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Stephen R. Myers of Dublin, California.