Historic Structures

Stage Coach Station, Cashup, Whitman County, Washington

Date added: August 8, 2010 Categories: Washington Train Station

It was used as a stage coach station on the line between Spokane and Walla Walla. The barn, used in connection with the station, has been torn down and the present owner, Mr. Earl Berry, tore down the station within a year of this photo (1937).

Mr. Davis had a hotel and store on top of Steptoe Butte, near here, and the legend is that he always demanded his patrons put their cash up in advance for any service, thereby earning the nickname of "Cashup Davis", this is the origin of the name Cashup, Washington.

Col. Steptoe, was killed near here in an Indian war, and smoke signals for help were sent from the top of Steptoe Butte, to Fort Walla Walla, some 90 miles direct line. The hotel on top of Steptoe Butte burned down, leaving a cement and brick reservoir only. It is reported that the state is to make a State Park of the site.

Stage Coach Station, Cashup, Whitman County, Washington

Stage Coach Station, Cashup, Whitman County, Washington

Stage Coach Station, Cashup, Whitman County, Washington

Stage Coach Station, Cashup, Whitman County, Washington