Unlike Pio Pico and Mariano Vallejo, John Warner wasn’t born in California, but his life choices made him an important figure in Southern California history, from the days of the trappers to stagecoaches to the Civil War and beyond.
Today we’ve rounded up some biographical facts and three things to remember as we keep “driving through history.” Continue reading
Last year a friend and I were talking about California History, communication, and stage coaches. We got curious and started looking for the old stagecoach routes here in California, and then, being a little obsessed with history, we started figuring out if the old stagecoach route could be traced and “recreated” on modern roads. And indeed I could pretty much drive the Butterfield stage route between our homes (and someday I might do that and document my adventure!) The Butterfield Stage line really did come right through my home town – so I’ve really got a nice piece of history in “my backyard.”
And, of course, a street named after it…