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

Central Overland Trail - Cold Springs Station

 
 
Central Overland Trail - Cold Springs Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 14, 2016
1. Central Overland Trail - Cold Springs Station Marker
Inscription.  "Passing out of the canyon we went up [Edwards Creek] Valley between two ranges of mountains ... to Cold Springs where we ... prepared for crossing the sixty mile desert by cutting grass and fillings our kegs with water" - Lumin A. Scott, Aug 29, 1859
 
Erected 2014 by Trails West, Inc. (Marker Number CON-27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists.
 
Location. 39° 23.554′ N, 117° 51.183′ W. Marker is near Fallon, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker is on U.S. 50, on the right when traveling west. This marker is 1.5 miles west of Cold Spring Stations Resort. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fallon NV 89406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Creek (a few steps from this marker); The Pony Express (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wagon Jack Shelter (approx. 6.4
Central Overland Trail - Cold Springs Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 14, 2016
2. Central Overland Trail - Cold Springs Station Marker
miles away); Edwards Creek Valley (approx. 11.7 miles away); Middlegate Station (approx. 11.8 miles away); Central Overland Trail - Westgate Station (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Central Overland Trail image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 14, 2016
3. Central Overland Trail
Pony Express Rider image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 14, 2016
4. Pony Express Rider
The marker is 1.5 miles west of the pony express rider at Cold Springs Station Resort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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