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Burke's Station

Burke's Station was a later stagecoach station on the Butterfield Overland Mail route in Arizona, until the Overland stagecoach line shut down during 1861 due to the American Civil War. Burke's was located 9.43 miles from Grinnels Ranch approximately halfway over the difficult route to Oatman Flat.[1] It was afterward purchased by King Woolsey. Later revived as a stagecoach station in 1866, it was purchased by William Fourr who also sold flour and groceries there and acquired a dairy herd. Then in 1869, Fourr sold Burkes Station and it continued as a stage station until the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in Arizona, making it obsolete.[2]

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  1. ^ THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A COMPILATION OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES. CHAPTER LXII. OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST.* JANUARY 1, 1861-JUNE 30, 1865. PART I, CORRESPONDENCE. pp.1017-1018, 1056 Distances from Los Angeles, Cal., eastward:
  2. ^ THE FOURR RANCH, from Library of Green Valley Hiking Club website, gvhcmail@yahoo.com accessed on July 27, 2011

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