B. Scott Holmes

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Ice Slough/Ice Springs Station - Pony Express

Located 12 miles from Three Crossings Station and 12 miles from Warm Springs Station just north of the Old Emigrant Road and South of Ice Springs Creek.
http://www.expeditionutah.com/featured-trails/pony-express-trail/wyoming...

Bishop and Henderson, as well as the mail contract of 1861, identify Ice Slough or Ice Springs as a C.O.C. & P.P. Express Co. station between Three Crossings and Warm Springs. [41] Other sources do not list the slough as a station, but they mention its nearly year-round ice as a well-known landmark. [42] Franzwa locates Ice Spring and Ice Slough separately in his Oregon Trail maps, but he does not list either site as a Pony Express station. [43]
http://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/poex/hrs/hrs6a.htm#77

This is possibly the station Twain mentions as passing through in the night. He tells of buried ice there that can be carved out for easy use.

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