To The Memory of Mike Tovey

To The Memory of Mike Tovey (HMRUI)

Location: Jackson, CA 95642 Amador County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 20.956', W 120° 50.825'

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Wells Fargo Messenger

Michael ("Mike") Tovey, Wells Fargo Messenger was killed and DeWitt Clinton Radcliff, stage driver injured on this spot, June 15, 1893, by a lone bandit who attempted to hold up the regular six-horse stage on the old Ione - Jackson Stage Road.

A line of stages was established in 1850, running between Sacramento and Sonora via Q Ranch (near Ione) Jackson, Mokelumne Hill, Angels and Columbia. Over $256,000,000 in gold bullion is said to have been carried in the early days over this, the main artery to the "Mother Lode" and southern mines.

In memory of these and many other brave, intrepid, self-sacrificing and loyal Wells Fargo messengers and stage drivers of California, this tablet is dedicated.
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
Year Placed1929
Placed ByHistoric Landmarks Committee, Native Sons & Native Daughters of the Golden West of Amador County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 688130 N 4246761
Decimal Degrees38.34926667, -120.84708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.956', W 120° 50.825'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 57.36" N, 120° 50' 49.50" W
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Area Code(s)209, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9400-9480 Eggiman Ln, Jackson CA 95642, US
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