Antelope Springs Station
Antelope Springs Station Overview
Not a lot has been found to date on the Pony Express Station named Antelope Springs Station in White Pine County, Nevada. (But that won’t stop us from scouring old newspapers for clues!)
Learn more about the Pony Express: The Route, The Riders, The Ruins Left Behind.
Construct by George Chorpenning in 1859
Antelope Springs Station History
Also known as Antelope Spring, which is a nearby spring.
Pony Express authorities do not agree on where the original station stood as some think it was within the corral while others think it was the log hut.
- 1859 – George Chorpenning constructed this station, that later served the Pony Express.
- 1860 – Antelope Springs became a station stop
- June 1, 1860 – Local Paiute Native Americans reportedly attacked the station and burned the structures.
- Late 1860 – When English traveler Richard Burton visited the site in late 1860, he found a corral, but no new station house. Burton also noted that the station burned the previous June. According to Burton, “the corral still stood; we found wood in plenty, water was lying in an adjoining bottom, and we used the two to brew our tea.” A new station went up sometime after Burton’s visit.
- 1861 – The Antelope Springs Station, which was listed on the 1861 mail contract, has been identified by several sources as a Pony Express stop.
- October 26, 1861 – The Pony Express was no more
- 1976 – A log structure with a flat roof, corral, and two sources of water remained at the station site.
About 70 miles northwest of Ely – West of White Pine County Road 32
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- National Park Service – Antelope Springs Station
- United States Geological Survey – Antelope Spring