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HECTOR STAGE STATION CALIFORNIA
Serving Lundy and Bodie

Historic Stage Stop
Mono County
Circa 1800's to Early 1900's

The Hector Stage Station was founded in the late 1800s by C. F. Hector as a stage line for the Lundy to Bodie Stage. According to an original advertisement that has been copied and circulated among historians and ghost town hunters alike, the stage left Bodie every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am for Lundy. And left Lundy every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Additionally Hector placed a freight wagon on line to travel between the two towns on opposite days of stage service for freight deliveries.

Stage Stations provided transportation between two or more points of extensive travel (extensive in those days anyway). In order to operate, the actual stations usually provided a stable of fresh horses. This means that there were always horses on standby while others were in use as a team pulling a coach or freight wagon. The stable contained areas for feeding, watering, and Blacksmith shop for shoeing and coach repairs. The station usually provided meals and basic comfort needs, and those that were really far from civilized destinations provided room and meals as part of an overnight fare.   

 

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Today the only remains are those of fallen stone walls and fenceswhere the stage station once stood. 

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