The following names have been immortralized in bronze on the, "Stage Drivers' Plaque," unveiled by Frank R. Thompson and Horace A. Williams in Shasta, California, June 08, 1931. Sponsored by the Shasta Historical Society and Erected by, Mae Helene Bacon Boggs in memory of her uncle, Williamson Lyncoya Smith. The plaque reads:

In loving memory to these pioneers who "held the ribbons"
but have turned the bend in this road.


One of the best known and beloved men in California WILLIAMSON LYNCOYA SMITH, August 06, 1830 - born on a plantation on the James River, Bedford County, Virginia. Named "Lyncoya" by President Andrew Jackson. 1832 - family moved to Pike County, Missouri. August 06, 1850 - arrived in Placerville, California. 1854 - carried first mail on horseback from Jacksonville to Canyonville, Oregon. Since then continuously connected with staging until completion of the railroad between Sacramento, California and Portland, Oregon. May 31, 1902 - Died at his home, west of Tehama Sts., Redding, California.

Andrew Jackson Bacon Joseph Henry Bacon Daniel Masten Cawley

July 14, 1825 - Born in New Hamshire. 1856 - Drove First Stage over Siskiyou Mountain. 1887 - Drove last stage over Siskiyou Mountain. October 15, 1901 Died in Yreka, California.

Marshall McCummings 1851 - Drove first stage into Shasta.

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