Roberts Creek Nevada
Roberts Creek Nevada Overview
Located in Eureka County, Nevada was the Pony Express stop called Roberts Creek or Roberts.
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Roberts Creek Nevada History
Various nearby landforms and the station were named after the Pony Express division superintendent, Bolivar Roberts.
The final station in Division Four was known as Roberts or Roberts Creek, a fact that all sources agree upon.
The Roberts Creek Station existed as one of the original Pony Express stations.
It was built in the spring of 1860 by either Bolivar Roberts’ or Howard Egan’s men.
Other stations faced Indian troubles in May 1860, but it remains unclear whether any harm came to the Roberts Creek Station.
Richard Burton definitely stated that Indians had burned the station, and workers had rebuilt only part of it by his October 10, 1860, visit.
The site at Roberts Creek also later served as a station for the telegraph and the Overland stage line, and the station appeared on the 1861 mail contract with the Overland Mail Company.
The station’s original log structure no longer exists. A log dugout stood near the site in 1981, but its relationship to the Roberts Creek Station remained unknown at that time.
- Spring 1860 – The station was established
- October 10, 1860 – Richard Burton visits the area
- October 26, 1861 – The operations cease after the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861
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- Godfrey, Ph.D., Anthony, (August 1994), Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail