Continuing up Highway 50 we roll into the Strawberry Lodge, still in operation since the 1850’s. Being just 17 miles from
On that maiden Pony Express run of April 4, 1860, rider Warren Upson was up to his mailbags with snow, and division superintendant Bolivar Roberts took off with a string of mules to help him through the storm and over Echo Summit. Since it’s the same route, it makes one wonder if Mr. Upson ever crossed paths with Snowshoe Thompson
A pencil rendering of Strawberry House by Edward Vischer, about 1861
Plaque inscription: NO.
Location: Strawberry, on Hwy 50 (P.M. 578), 8.7 mi E of Kyburz
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