Near Montague in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
All Roads Lead to Ager Stage and Freight Stop
With the arrival of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1887, Jerome B. Ager saw a need for a hotel, general store, saloon and dance hall to accompany the existing stage and horse barns. .
Ager became a railroad staging and freighting hub, providing services and supplies for travelers and local communities. .
Activities slowed in 1909 with the completion of the railroad line from Weed to Klamath Falls. In 1941 the town of Ager faded away and soon after the general store closed.
Erected 2008 by E Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73 & Umpqua Joe Outpost 1859.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 41° 51.956′ N, 122° 27.679′ W. Marker is near Montague, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of Ager Beswick Road and Hornbrook Ager Road on Ager Beswick Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5415 Ager Beswick Road, Montague CA 96064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Klamathon (approx. Founding of the American Legion (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cottonwood Basin (approx. 5.8 miles away); Bradford Ripley Alden (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cottonwood (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wilkes Expedition (approx. 7½ miles away); Pioneer Stage Drivers (approx. 7.8 miles away); Montague (approx. 10.2 miles away).
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.