California Historical Landmarks in Siskiyou County
California Historical Landmark 396
Strawberry Valley Stage Station
North Old Stage Road at Hatchery Lane
Across the road from this marker stood the Strawberry Valley Stage Station which served the patrons of the line from its completion in 1857 until 1886 when railroad construction reached the valley.
The small building across the road was the Berryvale Post Office which operated from 1870 to 1887. The first postmaster was Justin Hinckley Sisson.
Behind the marker stood the famous Sisson Hotel, well known to mountain climbers, fishermen, hunters, and vacationers throughout California. It was built about 1865 by J. H. Sisson and in 1916 was destroyed by fire.
The Mount Shasta trout hatchery was founded in 1888 but prior to this in 1877 J. H. Sisson reared trout to stock the streams in the vicinity.
When the business center was moved to its present location on the railroad in 1886, its name was changed from Strawberry Valley to Sisson. In 1923 the town was renamed Mount Shasta City.
Siskiyou County Historical Society