DRY CREEK STATION

NAME: Dry Creek Station
COUNTY: Lander
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Stone Ruins.  

Dry Creek was a stop on both the Pony Express and the Overland Stage routes. The station was built in the spring 1860, making it one of the last stations built by the Pony Express. Dry Creek was the scene of constant Indian troubles when, on May 21, 1860, the Indians shot and killed a white settler at the station. The completion of the telegraph in 1861 eliminated the need for the Pony Express. The station then became a stop for the Overland Stage until 1869. After the station closed, Dry Creek reverted to becoming a ranching operation that is still active today. The Pony Express Centennial Commission placed a commemorative plaque at the Capehorn Overland Stage station in 1960.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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