Buckland Station at Weeks, Nevada
Posted by: Nitro929
N 39° 17.663 W 119° 15.101
11S E 305823 N 4351862
Quick Description: Located east of Fort Churchill, Buckland's served as a remount station for the Pony Express.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2007 12:58:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM1GRG
Samual S. Buckland settled along the Carson River in 1859 and began ranching. His early establishment served as an important way station for pioneer travelers on the Overland Route. It was one of the earliest ranches in the area, supplying emigrants, ranchers, travelers and the soldiers at nearby Fort Churchill. The Overland Stage Company kept horses at the station and the Pony Express stopped here for change of mounts.
As Fort Churchill was dismantled, Mr. Buckland salvaged materials from the fort buildings to build the two-story house that occupies the site today. The Buckland family lived in the house, and rented rooms to travelers.
Buckland Station was acquired by Nevada Division of State Parks in 1994. The Division of State Parks plans many improvements for the building and grounds and will soon develop interpretive displays.
Buckland Station is located on the Carson River at Weeks Bridge, one-half mile south of the Fort Churchill entrance road.
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