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

Valley Station

 
 
Valley Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Colorado - History Colorado series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 40° 37.111′ N, 103° 10.885′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is on Overland Trail close to U.S. 6. This marker is located in front of the Overland Trail Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling CO 80751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Sterling (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Overland Trail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Wars 1864-1869 (about 700 feet away); "Dinkey Engine" (approx. 1˝ miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sterling’s First Public School (approx. 2˝ miles away); William Shaw Hadfield (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
Also see . . .  Overland Trail Museum - Sterling, CO. (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Valley Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
2. Valley Station Marker
The Overland Trail Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
3. The Overland Trail Museum
The Overland Trail Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
4. The Overland Trail Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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