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Near Hansen in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Rock Creek Station

 
 
Rock Creek Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
1. Rock Creek Station Marker
Inscription.  Original building was erected by James Bascom in 1878. The first trading post west of Fort Hall. Station for Pony Express and Ben Halliday (sic, Holladay) Stage Line. The largest artery of wagon travel in United States passed here on old Oregon Trail in 1834. This building was donated by Mrs. Lucy H. Stricker on her 83rd birthday.

(sign on the back of the monument:)
When mail was delivered by horseback in remote areas of the West, local residents referred to it as the "pony express." This site is not on the National Pony Express route.
 
Erected 1942 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Twin Falls County Company. (Marker Number 86.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Overland Trail series lists.
 
Location. 42° 27.618′ N, 114° 19.38′ W. Marker is near Hansen, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on Stricker Cabin Road
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near East 3200 North (Pumpland Road), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3715 Stricker Cabin Road, Hansen ID 83334, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Rock Creek (a few steps from this marker); Stricker Store (a few steps from this marker); Rock Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Stricker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Stricker House (about 400 feet away); First Trading Post (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hansen (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Rock Creek Station (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hansen.
 
Additional keywords. Stagecoach
 
Rock Creek Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
2. Rock Creek Station Marker
Rock Creek Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
3. Rock Creek Station Marker
Rock Creek Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
4. Rock Creek Station Marker
Rock Creek Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
5. Rock Creek Station
Site of Ben Halladay (sic, Holladay) Stage Station, 1864
These are wagon parts. Can you identify them?
Wagon Parts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
6. Wagon Parts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 25, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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