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Schellbourne: Gateway to the Goshute Nation Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2013
Schellbourne: Gateway to the Goshute Nation Marker
Nevada (White Pine County), McGill — Schellbourne: Gateway to the Goshute Nation
Before Schellbourne: Before the Lincoln Highway, before the Pony Express, and before wagon trains rolled across the plains, the Kusiutta people (the Goshute people) lived here. This desert home has made survival difficult, but the extreme . . . — Map (db m67832) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), McGill — Speedy Riders
The first teams of Pony Express riders amazed the nation by accomplishing their east and west bound deliveries within the projected 10 day schedule. The speed of the riders even had a role in swaying a divided California to stay with the union . . . — Map (db m67128) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), McGill — Strength and Endurance
Descriptions of the variety and number of horses used by the Pony Express became distorted during the course of its history since November 1861. In general, the type of horse used for carrying the rider and mail depended greatly on the region. The . . . — Map (db m67127) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), McGill — The Crowds Cheered On ...
In 1845, it took six months to get a message from the East Coast of the United States to California. By the late 1850s, a half million people had migrated west and were demanding up-to-date news from home. Something had to be done to deliver mail . . . — Map (db m67129) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), McGill — The Lincoln Highway A Vision that Spanned America
The Visionary: Carl Fisher was a dreamer with an entrepreneurial spirit. After amassing a large fortune and building a reputation in the auto-parts industry, Fisher began to dream of building a paved hard-surface, coast-to-coast highway. He . . . — Map (db m67131) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), McGill — The Pony Express A Journey Across the American West
Mail From Coast to Coast: During the mid-1800s, American settlers were on the move, relocating from crowded Eastern cities to the untamed wilderness of the West. Many made their way to California. With the surge of settlers, California began . . . — Map (db m67130) HM

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