FLETCHER STAGE STATION NEVADA
An Oasis in its time
Unoccupied Historic Stage
Circa 1860's to 1918
Located at a beautiful
natural spring, Fletcher, originally called "Six Mile Station", was a
stage stop serving travelers on the Sonoma to Aurora and Bodie line. The stage
station also served traffic traveling from Bodie to Hawthorne Nevada, where
they were able to catch the Carson & Colorado railhead. A post office also
operated here off and on during the stations existence. The station shut down
it's operation sometime in 1918 when travel slowed as populations shrunk
dramatically at nearby Aurora and Bodie.
The area surrounding Fletcher
is beautiful. There is green grass, and tall shade trees fed by a natural
spring that makes this historic location a wonderful place to visit, or take a
peaceful rest. The remains of an old stone building and old stage stable are
still present. located in the middle of the high desert, it can be considered
an oasis. The only other sites I am aware of with such inviting greenery are
the Elbow and area between Masonic and the Chemung Site.
Only Standing Structure Remaining At
Hey Frank, don't forget your toilet
You'll have to excuse Frank, he ate
chili beans for dinner on the trail last night.