On the day of July 3, 1901 a stagecoach, driven by Henry Crockett, was on its way to the town of Foresthill when a hooded man appeared with a shotgun and ordered Crockett to stop, to which he replied, "You are only foolin." At that the robber shot and killed the wheel horse known as "Old Joe." He then robbed the stage and its passengers. Although the robber was later identified as Henry Wise, he was never captured. This plaque and monument replaces the wooden sign that was put at this site by Auburn Parlor No. 59.
truth, liberty and toleration
July 3, 2001
Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West
William E. Hargis, Grand President