Near Austin in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
New Pass Station
The natural spring here was inadequate for both humans and horses. However, Division Superintendent Thomas Plain's support ranch, one mile to the west, kept this important team-watering and stock replacement stop operating.
Completion of the first transcontinental railroad meant the eventual demise of the Overland Stage line. In 1866, Butterfield sold out to Wells Fargo and Company. By February 1869 Wells Fargo suspended all operations on the Central route and the New Pass station faded into history.
Erected by Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Cultural Affairs, and Boy Scouts of America Troop 76, Reno. (Marker Number 135.)
Location. 39° 34.04′ N, 117° 30.607′ W. Marker is near Austin, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 50 22 miles west of Nevada Route 722, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Also see . . . New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of the markers on its website for each individual marker and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 320 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.