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Near Cody in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Eagle's Nest Stage Station

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2015
1. Eagle's Nest Stage Station Marker
Inscription. In the early 1890s, Thomas Lanchbury was hired by the Bell stage and freight line to build a stage station near Eagle's Nest Springs in Wyoming. The Eagle's Nest Stage Station was the midway point on the run between Red Lodge, Montana and Meeteese, Wyoming. Stages pulled by four and six-horse teams traveled 60 to 80 miles in a day, changing teams every 15 to 20 miles. Mrs. Emma Lanchbury provided meals for stage travelers. For twenty-five cents, passenger arriving at Eagle's Nest Station could purchase a hearty meal served on a properly set table with a white linen tablecloth. The customary charge for supper, one night's lodging, and breakfast was one dollar.
The Eagle's Nest Station was also a popular stop for freighters, cowboys, and settlers. It served as a center for social activity in the area, and local residents looked forward to attending the Saturday night dances often held there. The station was also an important center for roundups and sheep shearings. Mr. Lanchbury built large corrals and the first dipping facilities in the area. Both Montana and Wyoming sheepmen brought their sheep to the Eagle's Nest Station for shearing and dipping.
Expansion of the railroad brought an end to the freight and stage business, but the Eagle's Nest Station remained an important way station for local sheep and cattlemen. When the
Eagle's Nest Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2015
2. Eagle's Nest Stage Station Marker
The marker is on the right.
Powell Valley was opened for homesteading, survey partiers were headquartered there. Following Thomas Lanchbury's death in 1916, Eagle's Nest was taken over by his son, Samuel Moore Lanchbury. Samuel Lanchbury combined his adjacent homestead with the land occupied by the Eagle's Nest Stage Station to form the Eagle's Nest Ranch.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources.
 
Location. 44° 34.861′ N, 108° 58.221′ W. Marker is near Cody, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on Powell Highway (Alternate U.S. 14) near Happy Trails Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4757 Powell Highway, Cody WY 82414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Corbett's Shebang" at Sinking Water Crossing (here, next to this marker); Yellowstone Fire Fighters (approx. 6.2 miles away); Swimming Hole: (approx. 6.2 miles away); Administrative Area: (approx. 6.2 miles away); Agriculture and Root Cellars (approx. 6.2 miles away); Heart Mountain High School: (approx. 6.2 miles away); Pioneer Stagecoach Drivers (approx. 6.2 miles away); M.P. Station, Guard Tower, Rail & Train Station (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cody.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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