Granite Creek Station – Historic Reno Preservation Society, 7 pm, Nov. 19, 2014
Archeological study of the emigrant station at Granite Creek Station in the Black Rock Desert
Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 pm
Laxalt Theater at 401 W. Second Street, Reno, NV
The program will be a fascinating look at the Please remember to arrive early as our programs fill up fast!
Color photo is courtesy of Laura Sechrist and features the Granite Creek Station site.
November 19th — Twelve Inches from Hell: Archaeology at a Black Rock Desert Stagecoach Station Between 1852 and 1869 — Teaching and Research Assistant and HRPS’ 2014 University of Nevada, Reno scholarship recipient, Laura Sechrist, will present her research results about this emigrant station. Granite Creek Station in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert provided trade goods, rest, and a source of water for emigrants, travelers and stagecoaches after they crossed the alkaline playa. Though emigrant diaries and other written sources provide some information about this station, the archaeology was able to challenge some emigrant accounts, confirm others, and help fill in the details of everyday life at this 19th century trading post, stagecoach station, and military camp.
To read an excerpt about Granite Creek Station from Session “Buck” Wheeler’s The Nevada Desert, Click Here.