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  Mount Airy
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39° 30' 13"N, 117° 22' 46"W USGS Mount Airy Quad

VISITED 5/14/2005. Our Dinner: Eggs, sausage, & hash browns @ Dixie Valley turnoff
DIRECTIONS Highway 50E from Fallon 92.7 miles From Fallon: 92.7 miles
WHAT WAS

Paher says this was an Overland Mail stage station from 1861 to until 1869. The station probably remained open for another twenty years after that.

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WHAT IS

We were deep into cricket season when we visited Mount Airy- the little beggars were everywhere. This is a nice location- there is a spring with a little swampy area, although there were several hundred drowned crickets in it which made it unpleasant for swimming. Still, a perfect place for a little station out in the middle of nowhere. A couple of rock ruins are all that's left of Mount Airy, and the lonely grave of Mrs. Franklin, who reportedly died of smallpox.

 
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