Category Archives: Stagecoaches

Stagecoach Robberies in Butte County

D.F. Crowder’s memories of early days in Chico continued: Soon after I came here [in 1856] I remember hearing the men folks tell about a robbery just across Butte creek, about six miles south of here — at the first … Continue reading

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Joe Finnicum, the Chico Stage Driver

Pres Longley wrote a poetical tribute to Joe Finnicum, a local stage driver. The poem appeared in the Chico Enterprise, on December 23, 1892. JOE FINNICUM IN POETRY Joe Finnicum, the Jehu, Who drives upon the grade, From Chico up … Continue reading

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Stage Drivers: The Beaus of the Road

More of the recollections of D. F. Crowder, from “The Eventful Yesterdays: The Story of Early Chico,” Chico Enterprise, January 1, 1918. The big event of the day in ’56 at the Bidwell Rancho was the arrival of the stage … Continue reading

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