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In Nevada, the Paiute War begins with the wiping out of the Pony Express stop at Williams Station

"Protecting the Herd," Frederic Remington, circa 1907
05/08/1860
Upset with increased settlement in their area, Paiute Indians attacked the Pony Express stop at William's Station in Nevada.  The station was ostensibly the site of the abduction and rape to two young Paiute women earlier. Five men were reported killed and the station burned to the ground.  This touched off the Paiute War that was fought violently through the summer and halted deliveries for the only time in the history of the Pony Express.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Ferol Egan, Sand in a Whirlwind: The Paiute War of 1860 (Reno NV: University of Nevada Press, 1972), 120.

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