Hooten Well and Desert Station

Despite being two seperate (although close) locales, I have found Hooten (Houten) Well and Desert Station to be used fairly interchangeably in documentation. Desert Station, also known at times as Coates Wells and Brooklyn, was one of the original stations on the Pony Express trail. It may have housed telegraph activities as well. This station was supposedly not used after August 1861, although it continued to appear on maps until at least 1868. It is possibly that Hooten Well may have been used as a water source for miners, travelers, and teamsters throughout the 1860s.

Located a few miles north of Hooten Well is Casey Well, presumably named for Benjamin Franklin 'Wild Horse' Casey, who held rodeos at Hooten Well in the early part of the 20th Century.

I Visited Hooten Well & Desert Station
8.12.2013

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