Old Joe

Old Joe (HM40J)

Location: Foresthill, CA 95631 Placer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 59.479', W 120° 55.528'

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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.

Dedicated in
truth, liberty and toleration
July 3, 2001

by the
Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West
William E. Hargis, Grand President
HM NumberHM40J
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceMemorial
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGrand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 4:18pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationExit Interstate 80 at Foresthill Rd and continue East across Foresthill bridge for 12.9 miles.
Location DescriptionSide of paved road with plenty of room to pull off and park. No designated parking spots. There are actually two markers here.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 679667 N 4317860
Decimal Degrees38.99131667, -120.92546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.479', W 120° 55.528'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 28.7400" N, 120° 55' 31.6800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19142-19400 Foresthill Rd, Foresthill CA 95631, US
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