New Pass Station

New Pass Station actually consists of two seperate station sites, both of which were used by the Overland Mail Company. The first, just west of the pass, was built in the early 1860s (presumably around 1862-63, when the trail was rerouted through New Pass instead of following the old Pony Express Route), just below a spring. The spring wasn't suitable for drinking, but water was obtained at the ranch of Thomas Plain, who was Superintendent of this division of the route.

The newer station was built later, and was active through Nevada's early statehood days. Wells Fargo and Company purchased the Overland Stage Line in 1866, and by February 1869 ended operation on this 'Central' route, although it is believed that New Pass Station continued to see use into the 1870s.

I Visited New Pass Station
8.26.2006 & 10.29.2006

See Also
New Pass

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