“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Shasta Lake in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Pioneers Who “Held the Ribbons”

Bass Hill

Pioneers Who “Held the Ribbons” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
1. Pioneers Who “Held the Ribbons” Marker
In Loving Memory to the These Pioneers
Who “Held the Ribbons” But Have
Turned the Bend in the Road

One of the Best Known
and Beloved Men in California

Willianson Lyncoya Smith
Aug. 6, 1830, born on a plantation on the James River, Bedford Co. VA. Named “Lyncoya: by President Andrew Jackson. 1832, family settled in Pike Co. Mo., Apr. 25, 1850, left Pike Co. Mo. with McPike & Strothers Express Line for California. Aug. 6, 1850, arrived in Placerville Calif. 1851. Continuously connected with U.S. Mail until 1892. Railroad between Sacramento & Portland was completed on Dec. 17, 1887. July 1854, carried the first U.S. Mail on horseback, from Jacksonville, to Canyonville, Ore. May 31, 1902, died at his home, West & Tehama Sts. Redding, Calif.

James E. Birch, first stage driver in California & organizer of the California Stage Co. Sept. 12, 1857, lost at sea on the mail steamer Central America.

J.B. Crandall, pioneer stage driver, from 1849, covering Calif. Ore. & Nev. June 11, 1857, drove the first stage over the Sierra Nevada Mts. Nov. 24, 1872, eight miles from Los Angeles, thrown from his stage,
Pioneers Who “Held the Ribbons” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
2. Pioneers Who “Held the Ribbons” Marker
This marker is located near the entrance station of the Bridge Bay Resort.
was kicked by the wheel horse, ending his life.

W.F. Hall & W.H. Hall
Stage drivers from 1849.

Marshall McCummings
Aug. 1851, drove the first stage from Sacramento to Shasta, Monroe & Feld proprietors.

Daniel Masten Cawley
July 14, 1852, born in N.H. Sept. 1, 1858, drove the first stage over the Siskiyou Mt. for the California Stage Co. Dec. 17, 1887, drove the last stage over Siskiyou for the California Oregon Idaho Stage Co. Oct. 15, 1901, died in Yreka, California.

Andrew Jackson Bacon
Joseph Henry Bacon

This Stage Driver’s Monument marks the Sacramento road where it connects with U.S Highway 99
Erected by Mae Helene Bacon Bogge, niece of Willianson Lyncoya Smith,
Bass Hill, August 6, 1920, centennial of the birth of W. L. Smith.

List of Names
Adams, A.C. • Backman, Daniel • Baird, Albert • Bartle, Jack • Basham, Henry • Beard, George • Becker, Albert • Beaughan, N.T.J. • Bell, James • Blackburn, Jas W. • Bloomfield, Isaacs • Boyce, John H.• Bradley, Amos • Bradley, Mike • Brewster, L.L. • Bridcard, James • Buick, John • Burk, Harry • Burnette, Thomas • Burt, William • Camden, John • Carmer, Rube • Chadbourne, Dave • Chase, George L. • Chase, James V. • Clough, Joseph L. • Combs, Charles • Comstock, James • Cooley, M. Craddock, John • Creamer, Chas. N. • Crowell, Albert • Culverhouse, Jerry • Curtis, Dave • Curtis, Edward J. • Curtis, Thomas • Cushing E.S. • Davis, Perry O. Decker, Albert • Dockery, Lewis A. • Dow, Lorenzo • Driver, John R. • Drout, George • Dunnegan, William • Eddings, Nofton • Ellery, Elias • Finch, George W. • Finchley, Walter • Finnicum, James D. • Fiock, Charles • Frost, Geo • Garvey, Mike • Gaston, Jack • Gerard, Louis • Giddings, Ab • Giddings, Henry • Glenn, Robert M. • Goodwin, Joseph F. • Gordiner, C.W. • Graham, Edward • Hall, William • Hallick, John C. • Heath, Richard • Henry, W.J, • Hovey, Frank • Howe, John C. • Hughes, Charles W. • Hungerford, Z.N. Jenkins, W.R. • Kennedy, William • Kies, James Henry • Kies, John • King, Andrew G. • Laird, Charles • Lawrence, William • Lewis, Charles • Lewis, E.J. • Luce, James L. • Lynch, James • Mack, John B. • Major, John N. • Martin, John • Mason, Joe • Mathews, Milo • Mathews, William H, • Mayhew, William • McConnell, Charles • McGuffey, John • McGurie, Mike • McInerney, T.J. • McManus, Frank C. • Minthorn, Hiram P. • Montgomery, Zack • Morrison, Henry P. • Morse, Andy • Palmer, Herman C. • Parker, E.G. • Parks, Erskin • Pratt, Newton • Pratt, Warren • Pryor, Alfred L. • Quadlin, David • Reynolds, John E. • Richards, Green • Robbins, Dan • Robbins, Jared • Roberts, George • Rolfe, Charles H. • Scammon, Gus • Smith, A. • Smith, C.V. • Smith, Franck M. • Smithson, James S. • Spaulding, Asher D. • Spaulding, Melvin J. • Strauser, Joseph M. • Sullaway, John W. • Swatka, Harry • Talbert, William S. • Tice, Fred • Thompson, Frank R. • Thompson, James • Turner, Howard • Tyndall, Thomas F. • Vaughn, George W. • Ward, Henry G. • Weston, Harry F. • Williams, Charles • William, Horace • Wilson, James D. • Wolfley, John • Woods, Jerry • Wright, Joseph
Erected 1920 by Mae Helene Bacon Bogge. (Marker Number CHL 148.)
Location. 40° 45.266′ N, 122° 19.376′ W. Marker is in Shasta Lake, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Bridge Bay Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Bridge Bay Road, Shasta Lake CA 96019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Turnpike Memorial Freeway (approx. 2.7 miles away); Heroult Electric Arc Furnace (approx. 5.6 miles away); Klub Klondike (approx. 11 miles away); Veterans Memorial Grove (approx. 11.8 miles away); a different marker also named Stone Turnpike Memorial Freeway (approx. 11.9 miles away); Diestelhorst Auto Camp / Reid’s Ferry (approx. 12 miles away); Shasta Union High School War Memorial (approx. 12.3 miles away); Cascade Theater (approx. 12.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Bridge Bay Road is Interstate 5 Exit 690.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker is a duplicate of a marker in Shasta, California except that it has the location Bass Hill added to the dedication information.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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