|Fletcher's Station (Six Mile Station)|
N38.35688 W118.89842 USGS Aurora Quad
|VISITED||October 16, 2004. Our Dinner: Black Bean Burrito and chili Macaroni MRE's
July 18, 2015 Our Breakfast: Eggs at Dini's Casino in Yerington
July 18, 2015 Our Dinner: Burgers at Kings Diner in Yerington
|DIRECTIONS||Take US 95 south from Fallon for 71.4 miles; continue south on SR 359 for 4.1 miles; turn right and head west on Lucky Boy Pass Rd (National Forest Development Rd 026) for 16.5 miles.|
The railroad never came to Aurora, but it got as close as Hawthorne. But before that happened, Fletcher's Station-- also known as Six Mile Station-- became an important stop on the freight route over Lucky Boy Pass. Even after the arrival of the railroad, Fletcher's Station remained a place to teamsters and travelers to freshen up before continuing on to the camps.
After the mining camps heyday was over, Fletcher remained an important stop on the road between Bridgeport and Hawthorne .
The 1880 census shows the Fletchers in Nevada; in 1900 census it shows the Fletchers living in California; in 1910 it shows son Vick back in Nevada.
Even as late as 1930, a wash-out from a storm was enough to merit a newspaper article.
BODIE HIGHWAY IS WASHED OUT
A gala Fourth of July celebration is being arranged at Fletcher Station sixteen miles south of Hawthorne by Tex Hall and Bob Tillotson. The usual big barbeque will be held at noon and a baseball game between the marines and a team yet to be decided upon will begin immediately after. A fireworks display will be shown in the evening.
I can't imagine enough people using this route that it would be profitable in the late 1940's, but who knows.
Fletcher Station Home Destroyed
MINA RESIDENT SUCCUMBS AT 89
October 24, 1883 - November 30, 1918