1862 Fort Ruby 1869

1862 Fort Ruby 1869 (HM1F3R)

Location: Rockport, NV 01966 White Pine County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 4.025', W 115° 31.827'

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Colonel P. Edward Connor was ordered to build and command this post in 1862. The fort was built midway between Salt Lake City, Utah and Carson City, Nevada to protect the Overland Mail Route (Pony Express) and emigrant travelers from Indian raiders. Most Army outposts of this time were built in remote areas, but this post was classified by the Army as the "Worst Post in the West." In 1869 the completion of the transcontinental railroad brought an end to the Pony Express, and the need for this fort. Post Commander Captain Timothy was ordered to close the fort. He and his men returned "Worst Post in the West" back to the Nevada desert in 1869.
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HM NumberHM1F3R
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByLucinda Jane Saunders Chapter 1881 E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 625319 N 4436237
Decimal Degrees40.06708333, -115.53045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4.025', W 115° 31.827'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 1.50" N, 115° 31' 49.62" W
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Area Code(s)978, 508
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90 White Pine County Rd 3, Rockport NV 01966, US
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