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

New Pass Station

 
 
New Pass Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2013
1. New Pass Station Marker
Inscription. In 1861, the rocks composing the walls of this stage station and freighter stop were in neat rows and roofed with bundles of willow. It was one part of "Stagecoach King" John Butterfield's Overland Mail & Stage Company Road Systems, which at the time began traversing this central route between Salt Lake City, Utah and Genoa, Nevada.

The natural spring here was inadequate for both humans and horses. However, Division Superintendent Thomas Plain's support ranch, one mile to the west, kept this important team-watering and stock replacement stop operating.

Completion of the first transcontinental railroad meant the eventual demise of the Overland Stage line. In 1866, Butterfield sold out to Wells Fargo and Company. By February 1869 Wells Fargo suspended all operations on the Central route and the New Pass station faded into history.
 
Erected by Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Cultural Affairs, and Boy Scouts of America Troop 76, Reno. (Marker Number 135.)
 
Location. 39° 34.04′ N, 117° 30.607′ W. Marker is near Austin, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 50 22 miles west of Nevada Route 722, on the right when traveling west. Click for map
New Pass Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2013
2. New Pass Station Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
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 the markers on its website for each individual marker 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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Remains of New Pass Station image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2013
3. Remains of New Pass Station
New Pass Station & Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
4. New Pass Station & Back of Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 10 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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