Rock Creek (Cold Springs Station)
Original Date Visited: 10/22/07
Signed: Both lanes of US 50
In its day, an important stage stop on John Butterfield's (1861-1866) and Wells Fargo & Company's (1866-1869) Overland Stage & Mail Company's historic line along the Simpson Route between Salt Lake City and Genoa, Nevada. Fresh horses, blacksmith services, and wagon-repair facilities were available here.
The Pony Express Cold Springs Station was constructed in 1860 on the sagebrush bench eastward across the highway.
To the north are the ruins of a telegraph repeater and maintenance station which serviced this segment of the Overland Telegraph-Pacific Telegraph Company's pioneer transcontinental line, which was completed between Sacramento and Omaha in 1861. The line was abandoned in August 1869. The coming of the transcontinental railroad and its parallel telegraph line along the Humboldt River to the north spelled the demise of both the telegraph line and the stage route here.
Related Links & Markers:
 -- New Pass Station Nevada Towns: Cold Springs Pony Express Cold Springs Station
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