Buckland's Station

Buckland's Station (HM15I5)

Location: Silver Springs, NV 89429 Lyon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.652', W 119° 15.096'

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(On the California Emigrant Trail)

Samuel S. Buckland was a true pioneer. He settled here in 1859, began a ranching operation, established a station for the Overland Stage Company, and operated a tent hotel. He also constructed the first bridge across the Carson River downstream from Genoa.

During 1860, Buckland built a large log cabin and married Miss Eliza Prentice. In that same year, Buckland's Station served as the assembly point for the volunteer units that took part in the Pyramid Lake War. It was during this period that Buckland's served as a remount station on the famous Pony Express route.

In 1864, Buckland opened a store and dispersed goods to travelers, neighbors, and the soldiers at nearby Fort Churchill. He later constructed the large two-story house, presently located here, from materials obtained at the dismantling of the fort.

Buckland and his family are buried at Fort Churchill.
HM NumberHM15I5
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Marker Number192
Placed ByState Historic Preservation Office and National Society - Daughters of the American Colonists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 305829 N 4351841
Decimal Degrees39.29420000, -119.25160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.652', W 119° 15.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 39.12" N, 119° 15' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10500 S Hwy 95a, Silver Springs NV 89429, US
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