BUCK STATION

NAME: Buck Station
COUNTY: White Pine
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Extensive and fascinating remains.

Buck Station was an important stop on the Elko-Hamilton stage line. The station was the scene of bustling activity during the late 1860s as traveler rushed from northern Nevada to Hamilton. There was a constant stream of adventure seekers, and hundreds of heavily loaded freight wagons rumbled through the station. Buildings were constructed including a large horse barn and a boardinghouse. In May 1869, the Wells Fargo stage was held up and $40,000 was taken. The money was never recovered. Legend has it that the money was buried somewhere near the station. When the robbers were caught only a few miles away, the money had already been buried. Once Hamilton began to decline in 1870, Buck Station lost its importance and by the 1870s the station was no longer used. Today there are extensive and fascinating remains at Buck Station. Buck Station is a must for any ghost town enthusiast.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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