Bell Station

Bell Station (HM10JV)

Location: Hollister, CA 95023 Santa Clara County
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N 37° 2.209', W 121° 18.65'

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A toll road was built over Pacheco Pass in 1857 by Andrew D. Firebaugh. Later in that same year he built a tavern near this site, which became a Butterfield transcontinental stage stop. In 1859 the Pacific and Atlantic Company built a telegraph line over the pass and a telegraph station was established here.

Lafayette F. Bell purchased the toll road, stage stop, tavern, and telegraph office for $4,000 in 1863. When a post office was added in 1873, the tavern and stage stop became known as Bell Station.

Bell Station may be the sole remaining name on the California map in which "Station" refers not to a railroad station, but a stage coach station.
Dedicated October 19, 1985
In Memory of XSNGH Carl Briggs, 1925-1985.
HM NumberHM10JV
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1985
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus; Monterey Viejo Chapter No. 1846 & Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 650228 N 4100290
Decimal Degrees37.03681667, -121.31083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.209', W 121° 18.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 12.54" N, 121° 18' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14962-16080 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister CA 95023, US
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