IN THE PLAZA STABLES the aroma of old wood and leather recall the days of the legendary stage and freight wagon drivers. People rode with Mark Regan just to hear of his adventures on the roads and with the travelers he met in his more than 57 years in San Juan. Charlie ____________ driving the New Idria extremely heavy quicksilver (mercury) flasks from "the badlands" was found to be a woman. Behind the stable on display is the 1869 Hook and Ladder truck which brought the Eagles Volunteer Fire Department the fame and prize money which paid for the original fire bell in San Juan. Horses, oxen, hay, freight, tourists, businesses, wheels of all kinds have rolled through San Juan on their way to somewhere else. Some of us are lucky enough to have stayed.