Spring Valley Station Nevada
Spring Valley Station Nevada Overview
Spring Valley was a Pony Express station located in White Pine County, Nevada.
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After October 5, 1860?
Spring Valley Station Nevada History
Though Spring Valley Station was not listed on the 1861 mail contract as a station, and its exact location remains unknown, sources generally agree on its identity as a Pony Express station.
This station did not exist when Richard Burton traveled through the area on October 5, 1860, however, the Pony Express did stop at a site somewhere in the valley.
Constant Dubail or a man named Reynal possibly served as station keepers at Spring Valley.
When Pony Express rider Elijah N. “Uncle Nick ” Wilson stopped at the station for something to eat, he found two young boys managing operations. While Wilson was there, several Indians stole the station’s horses. Wilson reportedly was killed when he tried to stop them.
- October 26, 1861 – The operations cease after the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861
- April 28, 1870 – Serious Loss — A special dispatch from Hamilton, received at Virginia last evening, states that a fire occurred at the Spring Valley Station, on Woodruff & Ennor’s road, between Hamilton & Elko, on Monday night, destroying a stable, hay, barley, harness and ten horses belonging to Woodruff & Ennor and two horses owned by Thomas Korsythe. Loss, $4.000. The origin of the fire is not known. [Gold Hill Daily News – Gold Hill, Nevada – 28 Apr 1870, Thu • Page 3]
Unknown at this time.
It appears it could be northeast of McGill off of 31 and 18.
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- Godfrey, Ph.D., Anthony, (August 1994), Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail