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Sterling in Logan County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Valley Station

 
 
Valley Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
1. Valley Station Marker
Inscription. This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado
3.8 miles north along county road is the site of
Valley Station,
built in 1859 as a stagecoach station of the Leavenworth and Pike Express. Station on the Overland Trail to California, 1862-67. Indian War outpost, 1864-65. Once defended by a breastwork of sacks of shell corn. Erected by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by Troop No. 16, Sterling Scouts, B.S.A. 1933
 
Erected 1933 by State Historical Society of Colorado. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
 
Location. 40° 37.111′ N, 103° 10.885′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is on Overland Trail just from U.S. 6. Click for map. This marker is located in front of the Overland Trail Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling CO 80751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Overland Trail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Wars 1864-1869 (about 700 feet away); "Dinkey Engine"
Valley Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
2. Valley Station Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Sterling’s First Public School (approx. 2.5 miles away); William Shaw Hadfield (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Summit Springs (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fort Wicked (approx. 15.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Overland Trail Museum - Sterling, CO. (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Overland Trail Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
3. The Overland Trail Museum
The Overland Trail Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
4. The Overland Trail Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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