Jacob’s Well Nevada
Jacob’s Well Nevada Overview
Jacob’s Well, also known as Jacob’s Wells, located in White Pine County, Nevada was a stop on the Pony Express.
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After October 1860
Jacob’s Well Nevada History
Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail
Jacob’s Well is noted by many sources as a Pony Express station.
The station did not exist when Richard Burton passed through the area on October 8, 1860, but it probably went up a short time later, or as part of Overland Mail Company contract.
General Frederick Jacobs and a crew of men dug a well and erected a small stone structure that served as a stop for both Pony Express riders and the Overland Mail Company line.
Very little, if any, evidence of the station remains at the site today.
- After October 8, 1860 – The station was established
- October 26, 1861 – The operations cease after the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861
Unknown at this time.
Midway between Ruby and Diamond Springs stations.
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- Godfrey, Ph.D., Anthony, (August 1994), Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail