Conway Stage Station (Lyon Co.) We Visited: 5/15/04
Our Dinner: Scrambled eggs, and sausages!
38 26.33'N, 119 7.07'W The Elbow Quad

Directions: West on Highway US 50 for 27.9 miles to Silver Springs; South on US 95A for 30.8 miles; south on SR 339 for 12 miles; generally West on SR 208 for 10.1 miles; South on SR 338 for 28.3 miles; east on National Forest Development Road 028 to 1.5 miles.

From Fallon: 103.8 miles

4WD or high clearance desired

What Was

Conway Stage Station was on the stage route between Carson and Aurora. This route served Bodie, Fletcher, nearby Sonoma, and some of the other smaller mines in the area. Other than that, I have no information about it.

Post Office: None

Newspaper: None

What is

Well, whoever Conway was, he wasn't squatting in some adobe-walled partially-roofed cabin, no sirree. Looks like he was quite comfy in this nice frame house. Either that, or the stage station is completely gone and this abandoned farm hous is in its place. However, with the plethora of Federal "Do Not Disturb" signs tacked up around the place, I'm inclined to think that this is the place. There are several out-buildings, and you must walk about a quarter mile past the locked gate.


Closeup from 1909 USGS map
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