Stage Drivers Retreat, 1854
Soon after the fire of '54, Jack Douglass erected this building, which became Columbia's most popular drinking establishment. In 1870 it was purchased by Ed Parsons who gave it its colorful name. With the passing of the Stage Coach, it became a museum. Mark Twain-Bret Harte Trail - Columbia State Park, Tuolumnne County, Calif.
From the Darlene Thorne Collection