Diamond Springs Station Nevada
Diamond Springs Station Nevada Overview
Diamond Springs Station was a stop on the Pony Express trail and the Overland State located in Eureka County, Nevada.
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Before October 1860
Diamond Springs Station Nevada History
The Diamond Valley and Diamond Range were named for Jack Diamond an early pioneer and it is theorized that Diamond Springs was named for him too.
Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail
Sources generally agree on the identity of Diamond Springs Station as a Pony Express station, although for no apparent reason, Mabel Loving cites it as Drumong Springs.
Richard Burton visited the station on October 9, 1860, and noted its Mormon station keepers and the site as a water source. According to Burton, the station was named after the “warm, but sweet and beautifully clear water bubbling up from the earth.” Another source mentions that Diamond Springs received its name from Jack Diamond, a miner, and prospector.
Edna Patterson lists the station keeper as William Cox during the Pony Express era. Cox remained at Diamond Springs when the Overland Telegraph arrived and served as a telegraph operator and maintenance man for stations between Cherry Creek and Roberts Creek, Nevada.
As of 1979, remnants of the station existed in a grove of cottonwoods near the mouth of Telegraph Canyon, and Diamond Springs still flowed nearby. A stone and concrete marker with a brass plaque stands one mile south of the station site.
- October 26, 1861 – The operations cease after the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861
- May 1864 – Silverbearing veins were found on the western slope of the Diamond Range and the Diamond Springs Mining District was formed
Twelve miles northwest of Sulphur Springs Station.
N39 54 47.7 W115 52 21.2
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- Godfrey, Ph.D., Anthony, (August 1994), Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail