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Rock Creek Station

Original building was erected by James Bascom in 1878. The first trading post west of Fort Hall. Station for Pony Express and Ben Halliday (sic, Holladay) Stage Line. The largest artery of wagon travel in United States passed here on old Oregon Trail in 1834. This building was donated by Mrs. Lucy H. Stricker on her 83rd birthday.

When mail was delivered by horseback in remote areas of the West, local residents referred to it as the “pony express.” This site is not on the National Pony Express route.

This is Daughters of Utah Pioneers historic marker #86 erected in May of 1942 at the Rock Creek Station & Stricker Homesite in Rock Creek, Idaho.

These photos provided by Marshall Hurst: