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
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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