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Deer Creek Stage Station

Deer Creek Stage Station

The station was located in what’s now Glenrock, Wyo. From Interstate 25, take Exit 160 to Glenrock. Travel into Glenrock on Birch Street until you reach the four-way stop at Fourth and Birch. Turn left on Fourth. An interpretative sign is on the southwest corner of Fourth and Cedar, in front of the schoolyard. This station once stood near the confluence of Deer Creek and the North Platte River and became a familiar landmark along the Oregon/California/Mormon Trail between 1857 and 1866. William Henry Jackson stopped here during an early trip through Wyoming several years before he settled in Omaha and before he joined the Hayden Survey.