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Near Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Robbers Rock

 
 
Robbers Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2013
1. Robbers Rock Marker
Inscription.
On this site a least four known stage coach robberies occurred. In the hold-up of September 25, 1897, the robber William Harrall was trailed to Delta, Shasta County where he killed undersheriff William A. Radford. The last hold-up here and in California occurred on July 5, 1908 and remains unsolved to this day.

Dedicated by
Humbug Chapter No. 73
E Clampus Vitus
September 8, 1979

 
Erected 1979 by E Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.68′ N, 122° 43.315′ W. Marker is near Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Fort Jones Road (California Route 3), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenhorn (approx. 4.2 miles away); Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion / Clyde Johnson Lynching (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lynching (approx. 4.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Deadwood (approx. 4.9 miles away); No. 4 Kingpin Hydraulic Giant
Robbers Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2013
2. Robbers Rock Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Yreka Trail – A Mighty Town (approx. 5.6 miles away); Thompsonís Dry Diggings (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Log House (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on a small gravel side-road (driveway?), but visible from Highway 3, about 200 yards north of the Forest Summit.
 
Also see . . .  Robbers Rock - Yreka History blogspot. It was a warm afternoon on July 5, 1908, the three gentlemen passengers and one lady passenger jostled along in the Fort Jones bound stage. The team of horses and the passengers had nearly made it to the top of the pass from Yreka. (Submitted on November 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. robbery
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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