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#793:  San Felipe Valley and Stage Station

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Location:

County Hwy S2 (P.M. 15.9), 0.9 mi NW of intersection of State Hwy 78

33.101978,-116.48392

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

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Notes:

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Plaque Text:

San Felipe

Here the southern trail of explorers, trappers, soldiers, and emigrants crossed ancient trade routes of Kamia, Cahuilla, Diegueno, and Luiseno Indians. On the flat southwest across the creek, Warren F. Hall built and operated the San Felipe home station of the Butterfield Mail, which operated from 1858 to 1861. Later the station was used by Banning Stages and by the military during the Civil War.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Squibob Chapter, No. 1853, E Clampus Vitus, April 19, 1964.



©2009 David Schmitt