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Near Silver Springs in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bucklands Station Famous Historical Point

 
 
Bucklands Station Famous Historical Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 14, 2010
1. Bucklands Station Famous Historical Point Marker
Inscription. On Central Overland Route For Supplies to Emigrants, Pony Express, Stage Coaches, Ranches & Travelers, from 1859 to 1900's
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.679′ N, 119° 15.085′ W. Marker is near Silver Springs, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker can be reached from Alternate U.S. 95 8.5 miles from U.S. 50. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Springs NV 89429, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckland's Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Well Station (approx. 7.8 miles away); Wabuska (approx. 11.1 miles away); Lahontan Dam (approx. 15.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is fixed on a beige steel waist-high mount, located in front of a paddock on the north side of the Buckland's Station house.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buckland's Station. XP Pony Express Home Station's history of Buckland's Station: "Located across the Carson River from what was to be the future site of Fort Churchill, Buckland's Station consisting of a log cabin
Bucklands Station Famous Historical Point Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 14, 2010
2. Bucklands Station Famous Historical Point Marker - Wide View
To the right of the Buckland's Station Famous Historical Point marker is an XP Pony Express Trail pole, inscribed "Bucklands" on one side, and "XP Trail: 1860-1861" on the other.
and saloon was established by Samuel S. Buckland....A bridge across the river, supplies for sale, extra livestock to replace trail-weary animals, and a good supply of gut-warming whiskey made Buckland's Station a natural stopping place for men who had crossed the Great Basin, or who were headed into the desert wilderness....In March of 1860, Bolivar Roberts made arrangements with Samuel Sanford Buckland to use his "good-sized cabin" as a Pony Express Station. Apparently the rancher declined employment as keeper, for this position was taken by W.C. Marley. The place served as a rider-relay, or home station, until the establishment of Fort Churchill in the summer of 1860." (Submitted on February 25, 2010.) 

2. Fort Churchill State Historic Park. The Nevada Division of State Parks' page on Fort Churchill, including a short section on Buckland's Station. (Submitted on February 25, 2010.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Bucklands Station
The ranch house is restored on the lower level and furnished from the period. It is open in the summer on weekends for a few hours a day. There is a short video that tells the story of Buckland Station.
    — Submitted July 17, 2010, by LaDonna Hughes
Pony Express Rider Image image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 14, 2010
3. Pony Express Rider Image
Mounted on the same fixture directly below the marker is a metal plate with the image of a Pony Express Rider.
of Silver Springs, Nevada.

 
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One of the Furnished Rooms at Buckland Station image. Click for full size.
By LaDonna Hughes, circa June 15, 2010
4. One of the Furnished Rooms at Buckland Station
Buckland's Station House image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 14, 2010
5. Buckland's Station House
Samuel Buckland built his station house in the 1870's from materials salvaged from nearby Fort Churchill. The building is now part of Nevada's Fort Churchill State Historic Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on July 17, 2010, by LaDonna Hughes of Silver Springs, Nevada.   5. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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