Carroll Station

In 1911, a gold discovery lead to the creation of a townsite along the stage road over Carroll Summit, and a post office would open December 11th of the same year. Production was limited due to shallow veins and the townsite would fade out in 1912. The post office finally closed on November 30, 1914.

In 1925, a small building was moved to this site from Lake Tahoe's south shore to serve as a watering stop along the Lincoln Highway (Highway 50) which at the time traversed Road Canyon and over Carroll Summit. Carroll Station operated as a service station until around 1967 when the highway was routed along the older Pony Express Trail over New Pass Summit through Cold Springs.

I Visited Carroll Station
4.13.2020

See Also
Eastgate

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