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Near Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rock Creek

(Cold Springs Station)

 
 
Rock Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2013
1. Rock Creek Marker
Inscription. In its day, an important stagecoach stop on John Butterfield's (1861-1866) and Wells, Fargo & Company's (1866-1869) Overland Mail & Stage Company's historic line along the Simpson route between Salt Lake City and Genoa, Nevada. Fresh horses, blacksmith services, and wagon-repair facilities were available here.

The Pony Express Cold Springs station was constructed in 1860 on the sagebrush bench eastward across the highway.

To the north are the ruins of a telegraph repeater and maintenance station which serviced the segment of the Overland Telegraph--Pacific Telegraph Company's pioneer transcontinental line, which was completed between Sacramento and Omaha in 1861. The line was abandoned in August 1869. The coming of the transcontinental railroad and its parallel telegraph line along the Humboldt River to the north spelled the demise of both the telegraph line and the stage route here.
 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and Austin Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 83.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 23.543′ N, 117° 51.176′ W. Marker is near Fallon, Nevada
Rock Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2013
2. Rock Creek Marker
, in Churchill County. Marker is on U.S. 50 11 miles north of Nevada Route 722, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fallon NV 89406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wagon Jack Shelter (approx. 6.4 miles away); Edwards Creek Valley (approx. 11.7 miles away); Middlegate Station (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
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View to East across US 50 towards Cold Springs Station Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2013
3. View to East across US 50 towards Cold Springs Station Location
To the north are the ruins of a telegraph repeater and maintenance station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
4. To the north are the ruins of a telegraph repeater and maintenance station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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