SIMPSON PARK

NAME: Simpson Park
COUNTY: Lander
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Graves.

Simpson Park was the site of a Pony Express station. It was built in 1860. But on May 20th of that year, it was attacked by Indians. The station was burned to the ground and the stationmaster killed. The station was rebuilt and used by the Overland Stage and Mail Company until the route was moved south to Austin. Today, huge stone foundations of three buildings mark the Simpson Park site. These remains are located on private property and permission is required. A cemetery is located on the other side of the road just north of the site on a small hill. As late as the 1950s, grave markers were visible, but now only a very sharp eve can pick out the lonely graves of thee nameless pioneers.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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