Fort Churchill and Sand Springs Toll Road

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Fort Churchill and Sand Springs Toll Road
Fort Churchill and Sand Springs Toll Road Pony Express Sign.JPG
Pony Express Trail sign on Fort Churchill Road
Governing body Bureau of Land Management
NRHP Reference # 97001383
Added to NRHP November 24, 1997

Fort Churchill and Sand Springs Toll Road was opened in 1866.

A segment of the toll road within Churchill County, Nevada is listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1974. This segment allowed a team of 18 mules to pull three heavily laden freight wagons across a mountain. One end of the road was located at Fort Churchill.

Running between Dayton and the former Sand Springs Pony Express Station along US 50 east of Fallon, the route provided a reliable supply route from the Comstock, Carson City and California to the Reese River Mining District centered in Austin.[1]

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