BUTTE STATION

NAME: Butte Station
COUNTY: White Pine
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.

COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Parts of the trail.

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Butte Station served as a station for the Pony Express, Overland Mail and Telegraph, and Chorpenning Mail Line. Chorpenning used the station during 1859, and the Pony Express took it over in the spring of 1860. Butte Station was built in 1862 when the Overland line was improved. Indian troubles plagued Butte. On June 27, 1860 the station was burned. But the station was quickly rebuilt. The Overland Mail and Telegraph Company left the station in 1869. It then became known as “Robber’s Roost or Thieves’ Delight.” While some people continued to live nearby, the area was abandoned by the mid-1880s. Today parts of the Overland station are still standing. Sections of the walls and part of the huge fireplace are all that remain of the once-popular outlaw hangout.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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