Granger Station

Also known as: Ham's Fork Station, South Bend Station, Granger Stage Station
In Granger, Granger, Wyoming

Photos 

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

Map 

Description 

Located at the junction of the Ham's Fork and Black's Fork tributaries of the Green River, the Granger Stage Station is also the junction point of two major mail and migration routes through Wyoming: the Oregon and Overland Trails - the principle routes of the Pony Express and the Overland Stage, respectively. The structure is the successor to an older, no longer extant station on the Oregon Trail known as the Ham's Fork Station, a name sometimes used in reference to Granger. The construction of the new station most probably dates from the inauguration of the Overland Route in 1862. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS WY-67)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 1970
Reference number
70000678
Areas of significance
Transportation; Exploration/Settlement; Communications
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Road-related
Current function
Underwater
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1856; 1860
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing objects: 1

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning

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