Fort Churchill State Historic Park - Fort Churchill State Historic Park - The famous Pony Express once passed through this area. This parks offers campgrounds, picnic areas, group use areas, trails and access to the Carson River. Great place for photography and historical information. You can also go canoeing. Located 8 miles south of Silver Springs on US Hwy 95. For more information contact: Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Silver Springs, NV, 89429, (775) 577-2345.
Weather: On the Carson River and rather warm. Good conditions for bugs!
Location: US 95 A south of Silver Springs on the Carson River
Sites big enough for most RV's. Campgrounds are fairly flat. Gravel roads. Dump station near campground entrance.
Unstructured camping in the Scout Camp area
History of Lyon County: http://www.lyon-county.org/history.htm
Nevada State Library Myth of the Month #43: http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/nsla/archives/myth/myth43.htm - (not the first dragoons in the US)
National Register of Historic Places: http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NV/Churchill/state.html
A history with an artists rendition of what it looked like in the 1860's: http://www.angelfire.com/oh/SilverstateNevada/FortHill.html
Ghost Towns (pictures by Dolores Steele!): http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nv/fortchurchill.html -
Geocities American Forts, Nevada: http://www.geocities.com/naforts/nv.html
Civil War Union Regimental Histories http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnvtr.htm
NV Tourism Dept Article: http://www.travelnevada.com/story.asp?sid=17
Nevada Max pictures (also of central Nevada): http://www.nevadamax.com/page19/wall19.html
The road from Fort Churchill to Wellington: http://www.travelbooksusa.com/nv03.htm
Dayton to Yerington, Wild Nevada (PBS TV Show) - http://www.knpb.org/productions/WildNevada/Trip107.asp
Desert USA places to go in Nevada: http://www.desertusa.com/placestogo/du_nevada.html
Online Highways: http://www.nvohwy.com/f/ftchsthp.htm
rootsweb with interesting links: http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/USA/nv/geography.html
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