Canyon Station tin cans

November 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Canyon Station Tin CansCanyon Station Tin CansDo you like Sardines? Remnants found at Round Fort, located in Utah, between Ibapah and Callao. 2016_ut_round station_xp-0700

Do you like Sardines???

The above photo is a close up of one of the remnants found at "Round Fort/Canyon Station".

This site is located in Utah, between Ibapah and Callao. It was built after the Pony Express had ended, but was used as an Overland Stage station until 1869.

Carla and Rider at Canyon Overland Stage stationCanyon Station or better known from its shape, Round Fort.

Rider and I, sitting in front of the Round Fort. You can see in the background where the gun ports were!

The first and original Canyon Station, west a couple of miles from here, was used as the Pony Express relay station, but it was burned down. It was renamed "Burnt Station".

I imagine that Sardines were a good source of protein for the station keepers and the hostlers who lived at these sites in the 1860s. Personally, I like tuna from a can, but do not like Sardines. :-)



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In order to catch you up to speed, if you are just joining in, I want to let you know about my personal project. My faithful companion, Rider (a gorgeous Australian Cattle Dog) and I, have been traveling on an Adventure, for a few years now… following the Central Overland Pony Express Trail.

Carla and Rider at Round FortRound Fort is between Ibapah and Callao Utah. It is also called Canyon Station. The Pony Express Canyon Station was further West of here though... This rock fortress was built the year after the Pony Express had ended.

Currently we are working on a Photo Journal, that will be an Ebook, with our personal experiences on the road. I started this journey, due to a visit to Fort Churchill, with my family in 2014. I read how it was built to protect the Pony Express Riders and the California Emigrant Trail. I have always been fascinated with the old West, and that of course included the Pony.  On that day, surprised to find such a fortress still standing, I wanted to know if there were more!  The photos I have captured, of these gems in the desert, will be in a Photo Book/Coffee Table Book. There will also be some History of the Stations, Station Keepers, Hostlers and the Riders.

Very naively I started this journey with the thought that the Pony Express "Auto Route" would drive me conveniently near all the ruins... Well, that was silly, and now I know better!

Please continue to "Ride Shotgun in Spirit" with us as we visit Historical Places along the route, and visit many Museums that house Archives of the daring young, and some not so young, Riders of the Infamous Pony Express!

Occasional we will also share with you many of the other sights seen along the way while traveling through California, Nevada and Utah.

We have decided to stop the book and journey for the time being at Salt Lake City, UT for a couple of reasons;

  • One) We have thousands of Photos with just these 3 States alone.
  • Two) The History of the Riders is pretty much split as Salt Lake being the middle. Though geographically that is not so. The 2 Divisions that will be included in our first book, are at the most Western end of the Trail.

There are 3 more Divisions from Salt Lake City to St. Joseph Missouri. Lord Willing, we will make a book Two!

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