Pioneers Who "Held the Ribbons"

Pioneers Who "Held the Ribbons" (HM1BMQ)

Location: Redding, CA 96003 Shasta County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 45.266', W 122° 19.376'

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Bass Hill

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, 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
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HM NumberHM1BMQ
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Marker NumberCHL 148
Year Placed1920
Placed ByMae Helene Bacon Bogge
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 557153 N 4511717
Decimal Degrees40.75443333, -122.32293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.266', W 122° 19.376'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 15.96" N, 122° 19' 22.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10300 Bridge Bay Rd, Redding CA 96003, US
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