Fort Churchill, Nevada

During the 1860s these walls echoed the activity of several hundred Union Army soldiers and officers. Fort Churchill’s primary mission was to protect Carson Valley settlers and the Pony Express route from the indigenous Paiute people, who were not pleased with the farms, ranches, roads, and people encoaching onto the lands they had occupied for thousands of years. But the fort closed after only nine years. Today it’s a very quiet place, and the few walls still standing echo only the sounds of insects, birds, and the occasional tourist. CLICK HERE for a collection of images from Fort Churchill.

Fort Churchill

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Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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One Response to Fort Churchill, Nevada

  1. Rick says:

    A classic image. Well seen and composed. A very challenging image due to the harsh lighting, but you’ve done an excellent job. Time to print!

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