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Hawthorne in Mineral County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fletcher

 
 
Fletcher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 28, 2008
1. Fletcher Marker
Inscription. Formerly known as Six Mile Station, this stage stop and way station provided service between some of the smaller mining camps and Aurora and Bodie, CA during the late 1860's. The area became of greater importance with the arrival of the Carson Colorado Railroad into Hawthorne in 1881. With increased passenger and freight traffic between Hawthorne, Aurora and Bodie and the expanding local population. A post office was established on October 24, 1883 and named for H.D. Fletcher, the first postmaster. The post office was removed on November 30, 1918 when Hawthorne became the mailing address for area patrons.
 
Erected 1997 by Walker Lake Posse Outpost of Julia C. Buletter Chapter 1864, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 21.467′ N, 118° 53.8′ W. Marker is in Hawthorne, Nevada, in Mineral County. Marker is on National Forest Development Road 26 half a mile from National Forest Development Road 28, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: rural location, near crossroads of NFD26 and NFD28, Hawthorne NV 89415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as
Fletcher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 28, 2008
2. Fletcher Marker
Green grass can be seen all around the marker, but walk 15 feet away from the springs and you run into dust, rocks and sagebrush.
the crow flies. Aurora (approx. 4.6 miles away); Return to Bodie (approx. 11.9 miles away in California); Bodie (approx. 11.9 miles away in California); The Red Cloud Mine (approx. 11.9 miles away in California); James Stuart Cain (approx. 11.9 miles away in California); Life in Bodie (approx. 11.9 miles away in California); Bodey’s Grave (approx. 12.1 miles away in California).
 
More about this marker. 21 miles of mostly dirt roads from Hawthorne Nevada, or if coming in from Mono County, California, 29 miles from Bridgeport mostly on dirt roads. If coming by way of Hawthorne, will take RFD26, if coming by way of Bridgeport, will take RFD28 and drive through the high desert until you see the oasis that is the old Fletcher stage stop.

Marker sits near the flowing spring that made Six Mile Station a stopping place. The only stucture left is a building dug into the side of a hill, but the spring continues to flow freely and many trees provide shade in an otherwise empty desert.
 
Additional keywords. Six Mile Station
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Fletcher Rock Wall image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 28, 2008
3. Fletcher Rock Wall
Rock pasture wall remaining from when this was a stage stop.
Last Remaining Structure image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 28, 2010
4. Last Remaining Structure
This is a building dug into a hillside. It is the only remaining structure in Fletcher. The building sits about 20 feet to the right of the springs and the marker.
Old Prospector Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 28, 2008
5. Old Prospector Cabin
This old rock cabin sits about 6 miles Nortwest of Fletcher on the Baron Hilton Ranch property and is now used by the ranch for storage.
Fletcher Post Office image. Click for full size.
6. Fletcher Post Office
Fletcher Building when Post Office was active.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 955 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   6. submitted on November 12, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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