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Mountain Wells Nevada

Mountain Wells Nevada

Mountain Wells Nevada Overview

Mountain Wells was a stop on the Pony Express and later a mining district located in Churchill County, Nevada.

Learn more about the Pony Express: The Route, The Riders, The Ruins Left Behind.

Year Established/Founded

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Mountain Wells Nevada History

Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail

A few sources list Mountain Well as the second westbound station on the Overland Mail Company’s “Stillwater Dogleg” route.

Pony Express riders may have stopped at Mountain Springs from July to October 1861, where they could find an abundant source of fresh water and plenty of hay and fresh vegetables from area farmers.

After the Pony Express ended, the Overland Mail Company stage and telegraph continued to use the station for several years.

Remnants of the station still exist, and in 1986 were included as part of a cattle camp.


  • October 26, 1861 – The operations cease after the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861


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Mountain Wells Nevada

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Mountain Wells Nevada