EIGHT MILE STATION

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

COMMENTS: Great site to visit.
REMAINS: Now and Indian Reservation.

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The distance from Deep Creek, Utah to where the Overland Stage stop was built was eight miles. So, the station was named Eight-Mile Station. It was here that the Goshute, or Overland, War began when Chief White Horse attacked the Overland Mail coach on March 22, 1863 and later burned Eight-Mile Station. The attack proved to be the catalyst for a war that stretched 225 miles along the Overland route from Shell Creek to Salt Lake City. The war cost the Overland Stage Company sixteen men, seven stations, and 150 horses. The station was rebuilt in 1864 and served as a horse-exchange stop until 1869. No activity took place until the early 1900s when a sheep ranch was established. In 1938 the government bought the land for the Goshute Indian Reservation.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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