Porter Station We Visited: 8-13-2002
39 05' 14"N, 117 48' 11"W - BURNT CABIN SUMMIT

Directions: Highway 50 east from Fallon for 50.5 miles- continue east on SR 722 for 8.2 miles; make a right onto Buffalo Creek Road. Continue on this road for 15.1 miles; turn right (west) for 2.7 miles.

From Fallon: 74.8 miles

4WD or high clearance desired

What Was

Who knows. From the name, we can assume that this was some out-of-the-way freight station. There are several mines and mills in the vicinity- Phonolite (Nye County) is 4.5 miles east, it's possible these mines were served by Porter Station.

Post Office: None

Newspaper: None

What is

If the map hadn't said there was something here, we would have gone right by. As it were, the debris we found wasn't exactly where the map said it would be, but USGS maps have been off a bit before. While the roads leading to the site are passable enough, you might want something with a little more ground clearance than Dad's Buick, hence the 4WD requirement.

When I say there's not much left of Porter Station, I mean it
There's a few odds and ends, indicating that something was here... once. But what?
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