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Joe De Yong “Life In The West”
Joe DeYong Exhibit
This fabulous sculpture of one of Ben Holliday’s stagecoaches and 6 horses set in diorama fashion was once housed at the Tecolote Ranch in Winchester Canyon. The 1932 masterpiece by Joe De Yong was recently gifted to the museum by The Deborah Spalding Pelissero Family. Along with the diorama was the original letter from Joe De Yong to Silsby Spalding, owner of Tecolote Ranch. It is now on display at the Carriage Museum.
History of The Ben Holladay
The coach, built by Abbott Downing & Co, of concord, N.H. was shipped to Wells Fargo & Co with twenty-nine others of a like type, October 1886 to operate between Denver Colorado, Great Salt Lake and Sacramento California. Each coach had a name, this particular one being named after Ben Holladay, a pioneer stage man and railroad builder, and the part it played in the country’s development is well worthy of a conspicuous place in our history.
(Reprinted from a 1936 Ranch Invitation)