MOUNT AIRY

NAME: Mount Airy
COUNTY: Lander
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Grave and foundations.

History has it that Mount Airy was a Pony Express station but that is not the case. The station at Mount Airy did not come into existence until 1862 and after the Pony Express had folded. Dry wells was the Pony Express station, ten miles south, that also served the Overland Stage until the route was changed. The station was then move to Mount Airy. The station operated on and off until it was closed in the 1890s. The faint crumbling walls of the station remain as do a number of other stone foundations. One grave (a Mrs. Franklin, dead of smallpox in 1869) is also located at the site.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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