#0396 Strawberry Valley Stage Station


#0396 Strawberry Valley Stage Station

Site information:

Corner of Hatchery Lane/Lake St and Old Stage Rd, 1 mi W of Mt Shasta

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Strawberry Valley Stage Station

1857 1886

Across the road from this marker stood the Strawberry Valley Stage Station which served the patrons of the line from its completion in 1857 until 1886, when railroad construction reached the valley. The small building across the road was the Berryvale Post Office, which operated from 1870 to 1887, its first postmaster was Justin Hinckley Sisson. Behind the marker stood the famous Sisson Hotel, well known to mountain climbers, fishermen, hunters, and vacationers throughout California, it was built about 1865 by J. H. Sisson and in 1916 was destroyed by fire. The Mount Shasta trout hatchery was founded in 1888, but J. H. Sisson had started rearing trout to stock the streams in the vicinity in 1877. When the business center was moved to its present location on the railroad in 1886, its name was changed from Strawberry Valley to Sisson, and in 1923 the town was renamed Mount Shasta City.

Erected by Siskiyou County Historical Society 1947

Registered 3/8/1948