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Photograph shows stage coach rendezvous. This picture was taken in Sept. 1887 at White Point a mile south of the summit of the Siskiyou Mountains at the South portal of the Siskiyou Tunnel. The Southern Pacific was building a railroad connecting California and Oregon and had extended it's tracks as far south as Cole's Station (Hilt). Passengers, baggage, and express had to be conveyed these 20 miles by stage coach. This picture shows the meeting of the eight six horse stage coaches, four from the North, four from the South, extra wagon carrying excess baggage etc. The tent camp at the right is a railroad construction camp for employees boring the 3,108 feet Siskiyou Tunnel from the South portal. From the North drivers of the stages were Dan M. Cowley, George Chase, Charles Laird - all from Yreka. Abe Giddings, Hank Giddings, ?, ?, doubtful names, perhaps Pete Hovey and Joe Shoss, also from Yreka. Daniel M. Cowley drove the first and last stage over the Siskiyou Mountains on Dec. 1887 - California and Oregon Stage Company became in effect great history of the past.