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Title
Mountain House
Contributor
Sacramento Valley Museum
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1908
Publication Information
Meriam Library Special Collections Department, California State University, Chico
Contributing Institution
California State University, Chico
Collection
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph shows the new Mountain House. The Mountain House is about twenty miles west of Williams. It was built in 1855 by C.M. Purdue and later was operated by the Stovall Wilcoxon Company. Around 1869-70, it was traded for the Twenty Mile House to August Schuckman. The Schuckman family came to Colusa County about 1852 and had the Twenty Mile House. The Mountain House was the Venado post office, hotel, saloon, and stage stop for the Bartlett Stage Co. and Sulphur Creek Company. In 1898, Frank Schuckman purchased it from his father August and continued to operate it until 1922, when his nephew Gilbert Allen took over. Then Alan Abel, also a nephew, operated it for a while. The Mountain House faded in 1930, when the highway was moved from Freshwater Canyon to Salt Canyon, the present highway. In 1959, Mr. Shuckman died and the land, about 2800 acres of farmland and rangeland, was purchased by two nephews, Pat Brown and Harold Brown. They still have it as of this day.
Type
Image
Format
47x71mm.
Identifier
sc26035
http://archives.csuchico.edu/cdm/ref/collection/coll11/id/7727
Subject
Postal service
Post office buildings
Hotels
Place
Colusa County (Calif.)
Mountain House (Calif.)
Source
sc26035.tif
Relation
photographs
under review
Northeastern California Historic Photograph Collection

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