Pioneering the Trail



Steam Boat Rock

The William Quesenbury "Cush" drawing of Steamboat Rock and Tug Boat Rock June 23,1850.  (Photo on right). Right bottom photo shows the stone monument marking the site of the Overland Stage & Mail Cherokee Stage Station, also known as Ten Mile or Stonewall Station. Located south of Virgina Dale Stage Station along Highway 287, on Evans' 1849 Cherokee Trail. [Private Property]

"...the red bluffs [sketched]..." June 23, 1850, Quesenbury Diary

"...Camped half a mile to the right of the road...crossed Evans old [1849] Trace...[camped] on a hill by the side of a large, steep Red Mt..." June 29, 1850, Brown's Cherokee Diary.