Near Alleghany in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
was made to rob the Forest City Stage
carrying a shipment of Gold from the Bald
Mountain Extension Mine. Tom Davis,
driver, Ben Treloar, shotgun, were ordered to
halt, but were shot and "wounded" before the
stage could be stopped. The horses broke into a
run pulling the stage clear of the ambush.
A posse was mounted but the bandit escaped
down into the Oregon Creek Gulch without
Erected 1998 by Downieville 1849 ECV.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 29.208′ N, 120° 51.186′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Mountain House Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alleghany CA 95910, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stamp Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest City Dance Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest City Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bald Mountain Mine (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported Forest City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bovee Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alleghany (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Sixteen to One Mine (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alleghany.
More about this marker. Perhaps because the original marker was difficult to read, a second Rite Here marker, with the same text, was placed beside the original marker by Downieville 1849 ECV in 2010.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 312 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.