RUBY VALLEY STATION

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

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery.
REMAINS: Nothing, actual station was moved.

Ruby Valley is among the most beautiful areas of Nevada. A trading post was created in 1859 and when the Pony Express was organized, Ruby Valley station was built in the form of a sturdy stone station house. Fort Ruby was built two miles away for protection against any Indian uprising. Although the Pony Express folded, the arrival of the Overland Stage the following year and the proximity of Fort Ruby kept the station’s importance alive. Once the Overland Stage ceased operations in 1869, Ruby Valley station ceased to exist and the area became the wide-open ranching area it is today. The station itself was removed by the Northeastern Nevada Historical Society in 1960 and now stands in front of the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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