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Chinese Camp in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

To Honor Eddie Webb

 
 
To Honor Eddie Webb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 25, 2007
1. To Honor Eddie Webb Marker
Inscription. Born December 17, 1880, in Snelling, Calif. One of the last of the stage drivers, Eddie made the haul from Chinese to the Coulterville, Groveland areas between 1898-1902 and drove the first mail stage over the "new" Shawmut Road.
Dedicated By Matuca Chapter, No. 1849
E Clampus Vitus
May 6, 1961

 
Erected 1961 by Matuca Chapter, No. 1849 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 52.24′ N, 120° 25.898′ W. Marker is in Chinese Camp, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 120, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chinese Camp CA 95309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Montezuma
Old Post Office with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 25, 2007
2. Old Post Office with Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Jacksonville (approx. 3.3 miles away); Don Pedro Lake (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Crimea House (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chinese Camp.
 
Additional comments.
1. More details on Eddie Webb
Eddie Webb was a sort of a minor celebrity in the late 1950s. He is said to have driven a stage coach on foothill routes west of Yosemite at the turn of the 20th century and was quoted as saying he also drove stages into Yosemite Valley. But his fame derived from the fact that later in life he refurbished old stagecoaches for use on movie and TV westerns. He shows up in a couple of entertainment features written by the old United Press International wire service in 1958 and '59.

Webb died in 1962, not too long after the plaque above was dedicated. Although one of his obituaries
Looking down Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 25, 2007
3. Looking down Main Street
called him "the last" of the old-time stage drivers, the plaque below was correct -- he was "one of the last."

Perhaps *the* last was his brother, Joe Webb, who died in 1980 at the age of 95. Among Joe Webb's claims was that he drove the very last passenger stage coach trip into Yosemite Valley, in 1909. Maybe there's a plaque to Joe Webb out there somewhere, too.
    — Submitted November 5, 2017, by Dan Brekke of Berkeley, California.

 
Additional keywords. stage coach, stagecoach
 
Categories. Notable PersonsRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,762 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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