Rock Springs Station

Rock Springs (labelled as Sulpher Springs on some maps), a welcome oasis at the edge of Eightmile Flat, was a station originally established around 1860. It was probably operated by David M. Wightman in the mid-1860s, and possibly used by the Pony Express and Overland Mail Route at some point. In later days, it would be utilized as a station on the Wadsworth-Columbus Freight Route, which was active from 1873-1882 and served as a connection from the Southern Pacific Railroad in Wadsworth to mines in what was then Esmeralda County.

Wadsworth-Columbus Freight Route, 1873-1882
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