Near Austin in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Edwards Creek Valley
In 1854, Col. John Reese discovered an emigrant/wagon route through Edwards Creek Valley that was shorter than the Humboldt Trail. Established by surveyor James Simpson in 1859, it was followed by the Pony Express, the Overland Telegraph, the Overland Mail stages, and in 1862, it became the Austin Gold Rush route. It was the principal east-west commercial artery for Nevada until 1880.
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Cultural Affairs, and Austin Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 111.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 31.813′ N, 117° 43.574′ W. Marker is near Austin, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker is on U.S. 50 23 miles north of Nevada Route 722, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other The Pony Express (approx. 11.7 miles away); Rock Creek (approx. 11.7 miles away).
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, readability, and content. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 25, 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 344 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.