Prairie Gate Nevada
Prairie Gate Nevada Overview
There is not a lot of information to be found on the Pony Express Station located in White Pine County, Nevada that was known as Prairie Gate and possibly Eight Mile (which there are several of in Nevada, and hard to pick through to figure out which is being referred to).
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Possibly July 1861
Prairie Gate Nevada History
Several notable sources list Prairie Gate or Eight Mile Station as a Pony Express station, even though it was not listed on the 1861 mail contract station, and its exact location remains unknown.
- July of 1861 – It is surmised that Prairie Gate was part of the Pony Express route for approximately three months
- October 26, 1861 – The operations cease after the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861
According to Nevada Place Names, the location is 13 miles northeast of Antelope Springs, which matches the location we found in the location database (see below).
It appears to be located on the Goshure Reservation.
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- Godfrey, Ph.D., Anthony, (August 1994), Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail
Prairie Gate Nevada