Rock Creek Station
Rock Creek Station was a Pony Express stop and also a place for wagon trains to pick up supplies. It's claim to fame besides this is that it is where James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed David McCanles on July 12, 1861. This began his career as a gunfighter.
The pony express station (left) is still there, and there are several wagons to see and an old cabin.
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This is the road traveles by wagon trains and Pony Express riders to the station.
This farm was a road ranch where wagon trains could buy, sell, or trade for needed supplies. Later, a toll bridge was built and Rock Creek Station was established across the creek from the ranch.
This toll bridge was used by wagon trains and pony express riders alike.
This wagon is on display up by the visitor center. Can you imagine traveling 2,000 miles or more in something like this?!
Rock Creek Station State Historic Park