Eastgate

Eastgate


Eastgate, originally Gibraltar Gate, got its name from James Simpson in 1850. Simpson was commissioned by the government to survey a route across the rugged West. Eastgate Station was established by the Overland Stage & Freight Company, and remained in service until 1876 when it was acquired by George B. Williams. Williams erected a new tufa-block home in 1879, and a larger tufa-block home was built in 1908. Following dedication of the Lincoln Highway in 1913, a store and gas station was maintained at Eastgate. It closed after US-50 was re-routed through Cold Springs and bypassed Eastgate completely.

I Visited Eastgate
2.8.2004, 12.5.2009, & 11.7.2014

See Also
MiddlegateWestgateCarroll Station

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