Friday’s Station is Union Army Military Post and Pony Express Station located near Lake Tahoe, in Douglas County, Nevada. The two story building is originally built as an inn and pony express station in 1860. The station is designated as a home station, where extra horses, firearms, men and provision are kept.
Originally, the buildings are intended for the Union Army in the District of California. The location is chosen for the pony express due to its proximety to Lake Tahoe and the state line. Becuase of its location, the station is refered to as the “Lakeside Station” by some. In April, 1860, Robert (Pony Bob) Haslam made the first ride and shipment of mail from Sacramento at Friday’s Station and made his first run to Buckland’s Station, a distance of seventy five miles to the east.
After the pony express failed, the property operated as a resort known as the “Buttermilk Bonanza Ranch.” Today, the original buildings still state and recognized as California Historical Landmark #728 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
|Location||Douglas County, Nevada|
|Other Names||Lakeside Station|
Park Cattle Company Residence
Buttermilk Bonanza Ranch
|Latitude, Longitude||38.9639, -119.9347|
|California Historical Landmark||728|
|National Register of Historic Places||86003259|
|NPS Station Number||166|
|Next Westbound Station|
|Next Eastbound Station||Van Sickle’s Station|