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 Highway 50 which was being routed through Road Canyon and over Carroll Summit (as opposed to the older, longer route over New Pass). Carroll Station would operate as a service station until the 1960s when the highway was once again routed through Cold Springs and over New Pass Summit.

I Visited Carroll Station
10.27.2006

See Also
Eastgate

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