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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.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
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 the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kyburz CA 95720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Echo Summit (approx. 6.3 miles away); Kirkwood's (approx. 7.6 miles away); Caples Lake
Strawberry Valley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 18, 2006
2. Strawberry Valley House Marker
Current Strawberry Lodge is in the background
(approx. 8.1 miles away); Yank’s Station (approx. 8.4 miles away); John (Snowshoe) Thompson (approx. 8.4 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. Pony Express Historic Resources Study. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Gold Rush Chronicles – The Pony Express. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Bolivar Roberts. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. Highway 50 Association. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
5. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
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Strawberry Valley House image. Click for full size.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,432 times since then and 52 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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