Hawes Station

Hawes Station was built in 1851 by Willard Gates (although it retains the name of Bert Haws, who was there later), and was one of the first homes built along the Carson Trail. Its location was chosen as a station along the Trail because the Emigrant did not want to traverse the Narrows, which was a canyon along the Carson River at the time. Up until its abandonment in the early 1870's, Hawes also served as an Overland Mail and Stage station and was briefly a relay station along the Pony Express Route.

I Visited Hawes Station
2.25.2007