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Craig’s Station

Craig’s Station, also referenced as Creigg’s Station and McKeehan Station, is a historical site in Nevada, once a crucial stop on the road between Ellsworth and Downeyville. Established in the early 1860s, this station offers a glimpse into the travel and trade routes of the era, marking an important chapter in Nevada’s mining and transportation history.

Craig’s Station

Craig’s Station Overview

Craig’s Station served as a vital rest stop for travelers and transporters moving between mining towns. Its strategic location provided much-needed respite on the challenging journey through Nevada’s rugged terrain.

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Year Established/Founded

The station was established in the early 1860s, during the height of mining activities in the region.

Craig’s Station History

Originally known as Creigg’s Station, it later became known as Craig’s Station, named after R. V. Craig, the first recorder for the nearby Mammoth Mining District. The station played a significant role as a stopover on the route to Ellsworth, a notable mining town of the time.

Timeline

Early 1860s: Establishment of Craig’s Station as a stopover on the route to Ellsworth.

Mines

The station was linked to the mining activities in the area, particularly with the Mammoth Mining District.

Railroads

There is no specific information about railroad connections to Craig’s Station, indicating its primary role as a road stop.

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Post Office

No post office was established at Craig’s Station.

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Newspaper

There was no newspaper associated with Craig’s Station.

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The Population of Craig’s Station

Elevation

Location

East of Fallon, Nevada.

GPS Coordinates

38.928333, -117.811389

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Photos and Videos

Presently, Craig’s Station appears as a sudden landmark in a canyon, with remains of a wooden building and a stone dugout. The area, rich in natural beauty, reflects the challenges of historical travel in Nevada. The site is now privately owned and requires permission for visitation.

Craig’s Station stands as a testament to the early travel routes of Nevada’s mining past. Though it has faded into history, the site continues to intrigue visitors with its story of endurance and significance in the old mining days.

References Used

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