Hooten Wells - Desert Station

Hooten Wells - Desert Station Buckland's Station Carson Sink Sand Springs

Click on Next Station

Hooten Wells

There was no station present when Sir Richard Burton passed this way in October of 1860.

Rock ruins remain twelve miles east of US 95 alternate at a point two miles south of Buckland's Station. Hooten Wells was probably used by the Pony Express for its last few months and later during freight and staging efforts.

brnline.gif - 1.64 K

Desert Station

The site of Desert Station is located near Hooten Wells on the Rafter D Ranch. This station site was not used since August 1861, when the route was moved further to the north.

Source: Mason, The Pony Express in Nevada, 1976.

Return to List