SMITH CREEK STATION

NAME: Smith Creek Station
COUNTY: Lander
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Some original buildings.

Smith Creek Station was the first Pony Express stop in Shoshone country. The station had quite a violent history. Several shooting incidents occurred involving station and Pony Express personnel one of which resulted in the first man legally hanged in Nevada Territory. After both the Pony Express and Overland Stage folded, Smith Creek became a successful ranching operation. The ranch is still active today and some of the original buildings remain.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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