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Rock Creek Station

Photo image of the Rock Creek Station.

Rock Creek Station.

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Rock Creek Station - Fairbury, Nebraska

Rock Creek station was established along the Oregon-California Trail in 1858 to sell supplies and other services to the emigrants. The station subsequently served as a relay station for the Pony Express, and finally as a stage station for the Overland stage.

To the northwest of the old station site is the finest stretch of pristine trail ruts in southeastern Nebraska. These ruts, which cover 1600 feet, are quite dramatic in appearance.

The Rock Creek Station buildings have been reconstructed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, which now administers the site and adjacent museum as a state park.

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
57426 710 Rd.
Fairbury, NE 68352
402-729-5777
 
Map image showing the location for Rock Creek Station.
Map image showing the location for Rock Creek Station.
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Did You Know?

Modern-day Pony Express riders greet people from around the world at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

During the 2002 Winter Olympics, held at Salt Lake City, Utah, Pony Express riders constructed a relay station and performed demonstrations depicting the change of horses and transferring the mochilla pouch that carried the U.S. mail from April 1860 to November 1861. More...